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VOL. II. 



S. M. WATSON, PUBLISHER. 

PTJBLIC LIBR-AlRY, 

PORTLAND, MAINE. 

1885. 



CONTENTS OF VOL. II. 



Berwick Soldiers, 1740, 
Cemetery Inscriptions. 

Arrowsic Island, 

Berwick, . 

Stroudwater, . 
Colonel Alexander Rigby, 
Conant Early Records, 
Cooper Family, 
Dingley Family, 
Flax Wheel, 
Garrisons 1711, 
Historical Gleanings, 
King Family, Notes, . 
King, Gov. William, 
King Mansion and Tomb, 
Letter of John Adams, 
" Samuel Adams, 
*• Henry Knox, . 
Maine Prior 10 1620, . 
Marriages in Sanford 1786, 
Notes, Queries, Replies, etc.. 
Obituaries, 

Petition for Rev. Samuel Moody, 
Rishworth's Apology, 
Scarborough First Church Records, 
Scott Family, 
Skillings Family, 

• • 

Small Pox in Maine 1778, 

St, Paul's (Portland) Church Records 

Waldo's (Samuel) Farm, 1771, 

Weld, Early Settlers, 

York Family, . 



etc 



1763, 



Errors — p. 164, Oct. 8, Isabella Meserve, should be Arabella 
— p. 60, second column, for deserters, 1765, read 1676, 



N. y. Herrick, 

y, L. Douglas^ 
N. y. Herrick, . 
Isaac Cobb, 
C. E. Banks, . 
F. O. Conant, 
A. K. P. Cooper, 
W. H. Smith, 
y H. D., 
S. P. Mayberry, 
W. M. Sargent, 
E. B. L., . 
A. S. Swasey, 

y w. T., . 

fV. Freeman, 
(( 

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C. E. Banks, 
E. Emery, 

59, 61, 139, I 

M. y. Moore, 

C. E Banks, 
W. M. Sargent, 
W. H. Stnith, . 
W. B. Lap ham, 
W. M. Sargent, 

y S. H. Fogg, 

y T. Hull, 

E. Emery, . 
E. y. Foster, 
W. M. Sargent, 



PAGE 
203 

54 

55 
190, 252 

I, 65, 145 

189 

85 
120 

236 

113 
129, 197, 258 

59 

50 
126 
117 
186 
188 
207 
56, 108 
40, 205, 263, 267 

238 
112 
29, 78, 162, 230 

24 

45i 250 

100, 169 

• 135 

243 
249 

38,94, 181, 240 

217 



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INDEX OF NAMES IN VOL. II. 



Abbott, 44, 94, 108, 184, 

203, 205 
Adams, 25, 113, 117-19, 

121, 131, 169, 170, 173, 

186, 187, 196 
Addington, 239 

Alcock, 131, 266 

Alexander, 208 

Alger, 154, 206 

Allen, 30, 37, 58, 60, 109, 

114, 140, 174, 203, 206, 268 
Alleton, 66, 73 

Ambrose, 10 

Ames, 88, 176 

Amory, 63 

Anderson, 62 

Andrews, 60, 129, 130, 232, 

259 
Annis, 56, 61, 110, 111, 201, 

202 
Arras, 63 

Asbal, 2 

Asbawe, 2, 3 

Asbton, 6, 18, 14, 19, 23 
Arfburst, 18, 20 

Atwell, 130, 224 

Auger, 60 

Austen, 76, 133, 175, 219 
Ayers, 67, 139 



Babb, 107, 235 

Babson, lol, 226 

Bacbe, 117 

Bacbiler, 65, 66, 70, 71 

Bacon, 79,140,212,214 
Bailey, 23, 34, 92, 105, 201, 

202 
Baine, 10, 173 

Ballard, 83, 84, 163, 164, 

166, 208 
Bane, 238, 239 

Banester, 71, 77 

Banks, 1, 65, 112, 131, 14i), 

142, 145, 207,261,264,268 
Bare toot, 259 

Barker, 24, 27, 196 

Barnard, 141 

Barrett, 62, 96, 133, 141, 

182, 186 
Barron, 175 

Bartlett, 89, 193, 255 

Bartol, 140 

Barton, 87 

Bass, 95, 98, 99, 186, 240,242 
Baston, 57, 58, 109 

Batcbelder, 65, 66, 70, 71, 

108-11, 171, 174, 175 
Batchellor, 74, 75, 77 

Batson, 221 

Baxter, 62, 68 

Bayard, 63 



Baylies, 250 

Beal, 110.113,168,169 

Beals, 230-3, 235, 236 

Bean, 56-8, 108, 109, 111 
Beauchamp, 148 

Bedal, 58 

Bef^kman, 206 

Belknap, 115 

Bennett, 58, 62, 108, 110, 

111 
Beiinocb, 62 

Berry, 29-32, 48, 49, 95, 138, 

141, 173,177,184,232,250, 

251, 268 
Berwick, 12 

Biard, 210, 212 

Bibber, 63 

Billings, 206 

Bincks, 66-9, 72, 74, 76, 

77, 148 
Bircb, 19 

Blackstone, 106,169,267 
Blake, 113 

Blancbard, 93 

Blethen, 123 

Blundell, 12, 23 

Boade, 153, 154 

Bodkin, 201, 202 

Bond, 254 

Bonytbon, 155 

Bootb, 5, 20 

Bourne, 208 

Bowley, 181, 183 

Bowman, 88 

Boyce, 89 

Boyd, 53, 59, 60 

Brackett, 103, 105, 200 

Bradbury, 62, 131, 243, 266 
Bradford, 250 

Bradshaw, 21, 66, 67 

Bradstreet, 125 

Bragdon, 30-4,58,59,114, 

167, 108,231,233, 235 
Braiiiard, 141 

Bralev, 88 

Bramball, 227 

Brawn, 34 

Bray, 129, 134, 224, 259,260, 

267 
Brazier, 174 

Breckinridge, 206 

Breese, 141 

Brereton, 17, 20 

Brewer, 255, 256 

Brewster, 123 

Bridgeman, 3 

Briggs, 173, 178, 251 

Bristow, 97 

Broad, 106, 195, 196 

Brock, 62 

Brookins, 205 

Brooks, 67, 110, 266 



Brown, 29, 30-2, 34, 36, 37, 
43, 62, 78, 80, 88, 113, 115, 
138, 163, 165-8, 190, 204, 
205, 234, 235, 243, 249 
Browne, 59 

Bruen 34 

Bryant, 62, 121, 122, 251 
Bumpus, 183 

Burgess, 206, 268 

Burgoyne, 143, 187 

Burleigb, 62 

Burnell, 48, 106, 170 

Burr, 62 

Burrage, 62 

Burroughs, 47, 103, 104, 

116, 200 
Burton, 3 

Bussel, 111, 266 

Butler, 54, 57, 58, 204 

Butterfield, 43 

Butts, 131 

Buzzell, 111, 266 

Byron, 20 



Came, 


114 


Cammett, 


244 


Camocke, 


60 


Cane, 


109, 111 


Cansiield, 


9 


Capron, 


141 


Caravon, 


210 


Card. 


226 


Carey, 


225 


Carle, 


199, 233 



Carleton, 94,97, 181, 183, 

242 
Carney, 46 

Carr, 206 

Carter, 29, 30, 32, 33, 93, 

130, 232, 233 
Cassons, 201 

Cate, 110 

Cbadbourn, 57, 108, 110, 

114,203,204, 262 
Chamberlain, 196 

Channing, 59, 143 

Chaplin, 176, 179 

Chapman, 62, 108, 267 

Charles I., 146 

Chase, 89, 164, 180, 251, 266 
Check, 262 

Cheney, 93 

Chick, 203, 262 

Childe, 72 

Childs, 204 

Chisenall, 13 

Church, 225 

Church wood, 259 

Cist, 206 

Clapp, 143 

Clarey, 203 

Clark, 101, 103, 226, 262 



Clason, 143 

Clay, 56, 58 
Cleaves, 45, 60, 67, 102, 103 

105, 145-61, 173, 176, 259 

Clement, 206 

Clemens, 204 

Cobb, 190, 252 

Coburn, 94, 181, 184 

Cochrane, 206 

Cock, 65 

Codman, 243 

Coffin, 59 

Coit? 163 

Coke, 216 

Colburn, 264 

Colcord, 58, 87 
Cole, 108, 163, 175, 205 

Coles, 63 

Colley, 203 

Collicutt, 134 

Collins, 172, 284 

Combes, 65 
Conant, 56, 61, 62, 139, 189, 

190 

Coney, 137 

Converse, 239 

Cook, 83, 84, 89, 121, 244 

Coolbroth, 234 

Coombe. 189 

Cooper, 28, 85-93, 102 

(3opson, 105 

Corben, 130 

Corbine, 130 

Corliss, 139, 141, 142 

Cosens, 199 

Cotton, 20, 47, 104 

Cousins, 108, 109, 134, 198, 

223 

Cowell, 202 

Cox, 27, 91, 244 

Cram, 57 

Crane, 109, 110 

Crawford, 206 

Crispe, 66, 68, 72, 77 
Crockett, 49, 123, 130, 180, 

234 

Cromwell, 20, 62, 160 

Crooker, 54, 55 

Crosby, 243 

Cross, 188 

Croston, 23 

Cummings, 26, 27, 172, 130 

Cunningham, 93 

Curney, 101 

Curtenius, 141 

Curtis, 261 

Cashing, 205, 267 

Cutts, 111, 220 



Dal ton, 
Damm, 
Damon, 



97, 240, 254 

36, 37, 78-83 

36, 84 



IV 



Index. 



Danforth, 224, 258 


Etherington, 262 


Getchell, 203, 204 


Hardison, 204 


Daniels, 113, 221 


Everinton, 129, 262 


Gibbons, 72 


Hardwin, 69, 76 


Darling. 141 




Giddings, 131, 228 


Harl, 5 


Davis. 31-3, 85, 36, 56, 68, 


Fairfax, 13, 14 


Gilbert, 209, 210 


Harlow, 210 


81,82,129, 133,139, 163, 


Fairfield, 59 


Gilliam, 206 


Harmon, 57, 58, 107, 113, 


180, 182,204,212,233,244 


Falmouth, 205 


Gillison, 111 


171, 232, 234, 261 


Day, 56, 57, 108-10 


Farley, 92 


Gilman, 87, 265, 267, 


Harnden, 62 


Deane. 63, 102, 143, 228 


Farrington, 6, 13 


Gilpatrick, 123 


Harriman, 83, 85 


Dearborn, 125 


Farrish, 179 


Girlington, 6, 9 


Harrington, 61 


DeaTing,36, 49, 104, 105, 108 


Faulkner, 175 


Gittings, 131 


Harris, 3, 28, 76, 93, 129, 


Decker, 24 


Faull, 203 


Glass, 56 


180, 265 


Deering, 45, 176, 244, 248, 


Feakes, 72 


Glidden, 87 


Harrock, 12 


260 


Felt, 45, 134, 200 


Glover, 102 


Hart, 203, 204 


Delano, 121 


Fenderson, 232, 234 


Gobert, 3 


Harwick, 68 


Denney, 54 


Fernald, 244 


Goddard, 262 


Haskell, 78, 80, 225-7 


DeDm:!On, 226 


Fickett, 164-8, 171, 192, 


Godfrey, 26, 142, 153 


Haskins, 79 


Derbey, 14 


193, 232, 268 


Goding, 94 


Hasten, 79, 80 


Dercott, 79 


Field, 172, 197 


Golborne, 3 


Hastings, 117 


Dexter, 60, 141 


Files, 125 


Goodhue, 268 


Hasty, 29, 30, 32, 79-82, 84, 


Dickson, 58 


Finch, 4 


Goodin, 133, 262 


106, 110, 163-6, 168, 233, 


Dike, 268 


Finnix, 111 


Gooding, 175 


284 


Dimitry, 143 


Fish, 121 


Goodrich, 198 


Hatch, 58, 108, 110 


Dimond, 129, 132 


Fisher, 177 


Goodrige, 203 


Hawes. 197 


Dingley, 120-125 


Fishwick, 2, 23 


Goodwin, 27, 58, 61, 78, 80, 


Hawkins, 212 


Dix, 206 


Fisk, 42, 43, 181, 243 


203, 262 


Hayden, 143 


Doane, 34, 48, 49, 105-7, 


Fitzgerald, 196 


Googins, 62 


Hayes, 59, 139, 171, 180 


138, 2.50, 251 


Flanders, 143 


Goold, 141 


Hayford, 90 


Dodd, 133 


Flitner, 264 


Gordon, 41, 97, 99, 241 


Hayword, 258 


Dodding, 23 


Fluent, 57 


Gorges, 67, 101, 131, 142, 


Hazard, 147, 216 


Dodge, 88, 96 


Fogg, 29, 30-7, 78-83. 93, 


143, 145-8, 150-5, 157-62, 


Haze, 235 


Dole, 192, 193 


135, 143, 163-7, 171, 230-6 


210-5, 259 


Hazeltine, 85 


Donnell, 55, 126, 129, 133 


Folsome, 62, 75, 176, 208, 


Gosnold, 212 


Head, 53 


Doolittle, 141 


261 


Gouch, 133 


Heard, 57, 58, 108, 112, 114, 


Dormer, 215 


Ford, 120-2 


Gould, 62, 175, 178 


133, 205 


Dorset, 244 


Forsyth, 141 


Gowen, 58, 109, 111, 261 


Hegun, 203 


Douglass, 39, 54, 63, 78, 


Fosdick, 244 


Grandy, 59 


Henderson, 180 


141, 268 


Foss, 23, 233 


Granger, 141 


Herrick, 55, 203 


Dow, 123, 138 


Foster, 38, 43, 63, 94, 96, 


Grant, 56, 199, 203, 204 


Hesketh, 3, 11 


Downs, 110, 130 


99, 181, 183, 184, 235, 240 


Graves, 65, 219 


Hewes, 140 


Dowse, 183 


Fowkes, 76 


Gray, 59, 87, 139, 171,175, 


Hewitt, 121, 180 


Drake, 237, 251, 264 


Fowle, 200 


203, 229 


Hicks, 175 


Driscow, 31, 35 


Fowler, 244 


Greeley, 91,125 


Higgins, 78, 173 


Drowne, 63, 111 


Fox, 200, 266 


Green, 180, 235 


Hight, 204, 206 
HiU, 80, 87, 110, 114, 189, 


Drummond, 54, 62, 141 


Foxwell, 261 


Greenwood, 95, 242 


Dudley, 238 


Frazier, 53 


Griffin, 268 


203 


Dugdale, 12, 23 


Freeman, 97, 117-9, 136, 


Griffis, 143 


Hilton, 202, 219, 232 


Dummer, 69, 71, 74, 75, 77, 


186-8, 241 


Grosvenor, 19, 20 


Hindley, 22 


114, 131 


Friend, 57, 108 


Guilford, 80, 81, 83 


Hix, 129 


Duncan, 55 


Frink, 47, 103, 104, 138 


Guiteau, 141 


Hobbs, 110, 111, 131, 203, 


Dunn, 91, 105-7, 171, 172 


Frost, 56, 108-11, 114, 141, 


Gunn, 90, 268 


204 


Dunning, 94 


191,203,204,252,261 


Guptile, 203, 204 


Hobert, 42 


Dupee, 61 


Frye, 50, 124 


Gustin, 169 


Hobson, 86 


Dutton, 94, 95, 97, 182, 184, 


Fuller, 68, 122 


Gyle, 56 


Hodgdon, 58, 109, 204 


241,243 


Fullford, 201, 202, 267 


Gyles, 220, 267 


Hodgkins, 244 


Dye, 66, 69, 75, 76, 148 


Furbush, 108, 111 


Gylford, 78, 79 


Hodson, 114 


Dyer, 35, 173, 177, 236 


Furgerson, 27 


Gyndall, 200 


Hoit, 31, 32, 80, 82 




Furness, 204 




Holbrook, 93 


East«8, 56-8 


Fynch, 72 


Hadlock, 173 


Holcraft, 13 


F<«,atman, 26, 27, 242 




Hagan, 31, 35-7, 79, 81-3, 


Holland, 8, 16, 19, 244 


Eaton. 43 


Gammon, 33, 35, 49, 107, 


166-8, 231, 233, 236 


HoUis, 166 


Edgocomb, 232, 234 


172, 184, 250, 251 


Haggett, 169 


Holman, 38, 39, 44, 97, 98, 


Edgerton, 14, 18 


Garcelon, 123 


Hale, 110, 176, 179 


181, 182, 184, 186, 224, 241 


Edmondson, 11 


Gardner, 3, 142 


Haley, 12, 23, 47, 48, 103, 


Holmes, 110, 121, 203 


Edwards, 206 


Gardiner, 212, 213, 264 


105 


Holt, 39-44, 94, 96-9, 181, 


Ef^erton, 8,31,19,66,72 


Gare, 56-8, 108, 110 


Hall, 109, 111, 178 


182, 184-6, 240-2 


Eggleston, 201 
Ela,94, 97, 'J8, 181,183, 241 


Garland, 205 


Ham, 62, 108 


Hoole, 134 


Gaskell, 12 


Hamblen, 170 


Hopkins, 140, 264 


Eldridge, 105 


Gatchel, 33, 35, 56-8, 108, 


Hamblin, 174, 178 


Hopkinson, 86 


Elliott, 205 


110 


Hamilton, 109, 193, 204 


Horn, 56, 57, 108 


Ellis, 98, 181, 185 


Gates, 22, 23 


Hammond,133, 141, 154,198 


Horson, 58 


Elwell, 31, 62, 226 


Gattensby, 130, 262 


Hancock, 229 


Hosmer, 95 


Emerson, 54,139,141 


Gents, 235 


Hane, 103 


Hougl'ton, 3, 6, 40-2, 99, 


Emery, 27,56, 58, 62, 107-9, 


Gerard, 206 


Hanscom, 30-6, 79, 81, 165, 


181, 183, 185, 240, 241, 243 


113,114,-172,232,249 


Gerrish, 203 


166, 168, 201, 230 


Houston, 170 


Enos, 143 


Gerry, 99 


Harding. 74, 244 


Howard, 31, 63, 123 



Index. 



Howe, 42, 85 


Lacy, 190 


Marston, 233 


Moulton, 57, 58, 105, 108- 


Howell, 197 


Lambert, 123, 124, 260 


Martin, 31, 130, 201, 202, 


111, 113, 114, 169, 172, 


Hubbard, 26, 65, 66, 69, 75, 


Lancaster, 83, 162, 163, 


218 


173, 176, 232, 234, 266 


114, 158, 173 


165-7 


Mason, 92, 216, 254, 258, 


Mountfort, 245 


Huddleston, 9 


Lane, 95, 134, 184, 198, 222 


262 


Munjoy, 200 


Hull, 62, 243, 268 


Langley, 260 


Masterman, 41, 42, 44, 94-6, 


Murray, 111 


Hunnewell, 29, 31-4, 36, 


Lapham, 28, 45, 63, 204, 250 


98, 99, 181, 183-6, 240-3 




37, 78-81, 163, 203 


Larrabee, 29-31, 33-5, 37, 


Masters, 72 




Husband, 18 


78, 81-3, 87, 103, 107, 


Mather, 268 


Naly, 133 


Husten, 58, 80, 108, 176 


162-6,168, 230, 231 


Mattoon, 260 


Nash, 132 


Hutchins, 110 


Latherby, 224 


Maverick, 66, 69, 72 


Nason, 57, 108-10,114,142 


Hutchinson, 39, 42-4, 96, 


Lawrence, 36, 228 


Maxfield, 195, 254 


Neal, 67, 108, 114, 131, 206, 


99, 181, 182, 240, 243, 249 


Leavenworth, 141 


Maxim, 63 


259 


Huzzy, 57 


Leavitt, 205, 207 


Maxwell, 39, 43, 111 


Nelson, 25 


Hyde, 19 


Leconfield, 5 


May, 130 


Newbegin, 259 




Lee, 139 


Mayberry, 113 


Newman, 62, 63, 94, 113, 


Ide, 62 


Leigh, 2, 3, 19 


Mayhew, 143 


141, 183, 186, 200, 240-2, 


Ingersoll, 46, 60, 103, 262, 


Leighton, 125, 136, 173 


Mayo, 245 


268 


263 


Lenthall, 10 


McAllister, 96 


Nicholas, 42, 68 


Ingrouille, 29 


Lewis, 46, 56-8, 60, 91, 101, 


McCarty, 82 


Nichols, 87, 90 


Ireland, 40, 182. 240 


103, 111, 192 


McCobb, 54, 61, 267 


Noble, 66, 67 


Irish, 180 


Libby, 29-32, 34-7, 57, 78- 


McDaniel, 83, 162, 164, 167, 


Norman, 205 




84, 106, 107, 117, 125, 162, 


168, 231, 233 


Norris, 19 


Jackson, 40, 41, 82, 94, 122, 


163, 165-171, 173, 175, 176, 


McDonald, 177 


Norton, 143, 261 


131, 176, 179, 183, 184, 


180, 203. 204, 230-6, 257 


McFarland, 61 


Nowell, 197 


186, 241, 243 


Lidden, 198 


IMcIntire, 109, 260, 266 


Noyes, 78, 106, 170 


Jacobs, 111 , 112 


Linscott, 57, 109, 111 


McLaughlin, 42, 62, 94, 97, 


Nudd, 57 


James, 109 


Liscome, 205 


98, 141, 182, 183, 234, 240, 




Jameson, 205 


Littlefield, 56-8, 108, 109, 


242 




Jellison, 111, 203 


111,113,115 


McLellan, 168, 230, 231, 


Oakman, 54, 60, 205, 262, 


Jenner, 60, 154, 156, 157 


Little, 89 


233, 245 


264, 265 


Jennison, 235 


Litton, 47, 48, 105 


McMahou 195 


Orchard, 261 


Jeromkin, 221 


Lobdell, 191, 255 


McKenney, 30, 31, 34, 78- 


Osborn, 127 


Jewett, 25, 57, 86, 140 


Locke, 62, 141 


82, 123, 124, 171, 176, 233 


Otis, 62 


Jocelyn, 60, 133, 153-9, 262 


Lockwood, 129 


Means, 193, 265 




Johnson, 58, 68, 72, 74, 77, 


Longfellow, 62, 236 


Melcher 142 




107-9, 131, 171, 180, 195, 


Lord, 56, 58, 109, 110, 114, 


Meldrene, 108 


Packard, 38, 62 


255, 259, 267 


203-5 


Mercer 189 


Page, 61, 68, 141, 268 


Jones, 29, 31, 35, 78-80, 89, 


Loring, 61, 140 


Merrifield 109 


Paine, 169, 173 


95, 162, 165, 168, 196, 205 


Lothrop, 180 


Merrill, 58, 60, 61, 139, 170, 


Palmer, 88 


230-2, 234-6, 242, 260, 265, 


Louther, 245 


174, 199, 200, 268 


Parcher, 26 


268 


Lovejoy, 39 


Merriman, 77 


Parker, 205, 264-7 


Jordan, 62, 105, 122, 123, 


Lowe, 40, 41,56, 108, 110, 


Meserve, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 


Parlin, 183 


140, 153, 155, 158, 172, 


111, 175 


62, 79-84, 162, 164-9, 172, 


Parsons, 42, 58, 62, 78 


173, 177, 200, 205, 206, 


Lowell, 165 


230-2, 234, 236 


Partridge, 178 


231, 235, 249, 267, 268 


Lull, 86 


Middleton, 1, 3 


Patridge, 192 


Joy, 57, 58, 262 


Lunt, 105, 170, 174, 208 


Milbury, 114 


Patten, 90 


Judkins, 39, 44, 97, 181, 182 


Lydston, 49, 103, 105, 197, 


Millett, 105 


Patterson, 59, 208, 246 


Jupe, 66, 69. 148 


198, 205 


Milliken, 91, 126, 205, 257, 


Paul, 57, 68, 108-10 


Juppes, 74, 76 


Lygon, 145, 148 


258 


Payne, 77, 150 




Lyman, 139 


Mills, 105, 106, 175 


Peabody, 115 


Kane, 141 




Milnes, 7 


Peale, 206 


Keating, 93 




Mingles, 179 


Pearson, 86 


Keen, 120 


Mackworth, 131, 148, 153-5, 


Minot, 245 


Peck, 23 


Kilby, 206 


259 


Mitchel, 25, 29-34, 83, 84, 


Pendleton, 130 


Kelley, 84, 164, 165 


Maddox, 109 


106, 107, 130, 131, 162, 


Penhallow, 228 


Kerman, 68, 72, 75-7 


Maderly, 201 


167, 168, 183, 231, 233, 


Penny, 66, 67 


Key, 114 


Madiver, 130 


235, 257 


Penton, 114 


Keyes, 41,95, 97,181, 184, 


Madville, 201 


Molineux, 1, 3, 11 


Peoples, 234, 235 


241 


Maine, 114, 224 


Monke, 199 


Pepperrell, 260 


Kidder, 208 


Malbrone, 59 


Moody, 29-31, 33, 34, 36, 


Perkins, 57, 109-11, 184, 


Kimball, 113, 115, 170, 174 


Manan, 204 


78-80, 113, 238, 239, 245 


186, 241, 242 


King, 50-4. 59, 62, 82, 83, 


Mann, 141 


Moore, 5, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 


Perry, 110, 143 


126, 127, 139, 197, 198, 205, 


Manning, 267 


21, 23, 49, 56, 58, 85, 140, 


Persing, 266 


258, 268 


Mans, 136 


169, 206, 233, 238, 268 


Peters, 176 


Kipling, 76 


Mansfield, 26 


Morgan, 65 


Peterson, 122 


Kirby 9 


Marble, 83 


Morrill, 57, 59, 204 


Pettingell, 246 


Kirkpatrick, 141 


March, 32-7, 92, 165, 236, 


Morris, 82-4, 163, 164, 166- 


Phelps, 41, 44, 98, 99, 184, 


Kirkwood, 78, 79 


239 


9, 230, 231, 236 


242 


Kittredge, 38, 44, 96, 183, 


Markham, 14 


Morrison, 56, 108, 111, 149, 


Phillips, 110, 121, 139 


240,242. 


Marr, 33, 34, 36, 78-83, 107, 


176, 240, 245 


Phinney, 98, 125, 138 


Kneeland, 59 


163-6, 168, 171, 231 


Moseley, 141 


Phippen, 258 


Knewstub, 68 


Marriner, 176, 179 


Mosher, 134, 138, 198 


Phipps, 104, 105 


Knight, 111, 197, 203 


Marshall, 56, 57, 141, 169 


Moshiems, 68 


Pickard, 173, 177 


Knox, 109, 188 


231, 232 


Motley, 245 


Pickering, 714 



\ 



VI 



Index, 



Pierce, 45, 47, 59, 78-81, 

111, 132, 138, 169, 180, 

201, 202, 205, 256, 269, 

2P0, 267 

Pillsbury, 109, 121 

Piper, 266 

Plaisted, 33-7, 78, 113, 114, 

162, 163, 203, 204 
Piatt. 86, 141 

Plummer, 30, 33-6, 78-81. 

83, S4, 106, 107, 110, 163-7, 
230, 231, 236 

Pointer, 246 

Poole, 141, 208 

Poor, 25, 208 

Pope, 115, 267 

Popham. 209-11,213 

Porter, 20, 28, 121, 137, 140, 

206 
Porterfield, 253, 254 

Potter, 183, 185, 205 

Pottinger, 235 

Ponsland, 60 

Powers, 58, 111 

Pratt, 42, 44. 61, 97, 98, 

171, 175, 186 
Preble, 54, 113, 197, 246, 268 
Prescott. 172 

Prestwich, 7 

Pride, 105, 106 

Prigsley, 109 

Proctor, 122 

Prout. 31-3, 35, 36, 78, 83, 

84, 163, 168, 230-5 
Prynne, 3 
Pugsley, 56, 109 
Purchas, 155, 214, 215 
Purington, 175, 178, 246 

Quinby, 193, 204, 256, 258 
Quint, 110, 204 

Rackliflf, 79, 80, 82, 84, 163 
Rains. 129 

Kaleigh, 190 

Rames, 114 

Rand, 30, 32, 80-2 

Randall, 226 

Rankin, 58, 115 

Rawstone 13, 18 

Ray, 62 

Raymond, 57 

Redding, 134 

Redington, 89 

Redman, 79, 80 

Reed, 40, 61, 98, 99, 141, 

180-3, 186, 242, 268 
Remick, 201 

Reney, 203 

Reynolds, 96, 267 

Ribbourn, 175 

Rice, 59, 234 

Rich, 218, 268 

Ricliards, 34 

Richardson, 62, 63, 88, 96, 

141,164,268 
Ricker, 56-8, 108-10, 251, 

266 
Rider, 46, 60 

Rigbv. 1-23, 65, 69, 75, 142, 

14.5, 148, 149, 151-62, 198 
Rijfgs, 106, 171, 194, 246 
Ring, 229 

Ripley, 268 

Rishworth, 5, 112 



Roberts, 34, 105, 107, 109, 

140, 158, 180, 246 
Robertson, 96 

Robin, 221 

Robinson, 8, 10, 12, 18, 19, 

60, 63, 76, 94, 97, 154, 155, 

158, 180,186,222,242,246, 

268 
Roch, 69, 76 

Rockwell, 268 

Rocraft, 214, 215 

Roe. 204, 259 

Rogers, 68,141,261,267 
Rolfe, 247 

Rollins 41 

Root, 63 

Ross, 56, 86, 102, 246 

Rounds, 110 

Rouse, 259 

Row. 259 

Rowell, 143 

Royal, 155, 199, 224, 265 
Rupert, 14, 17 

Russell, 39-41, 90, 96, 98, 

99,109, 111, 181,183,184, 

186, 241, 243 
Rutter, 13 

Ryalls, 199 

Ryder, • 46, 60 

Sallis, .34 

Sampson, 205, 242 

Sanborn, 28, 39 

Sanders, 129, 130 

Sargent, 29, 78, 100, 115, 
129, 130, 139, 141, 162, 
169, 197, 199, 204, 205, 217 
225, 226, 230, 258, 263, 265, 
267, 268 
Savage, 45, 60, 139, 217, 247 
Savery, 40 

Sawyer, 29-31, 33, 56, 105-7, 
113, 164, 172, 228, 231, 
232 
Sayer, 1P4 

Sayward, 56, 224 

Scales, 24, 140 

Scammon, 40 

Schuyler, 187 

Scolley, 197 

Scott, 24, 25, 140 

Scribner, , 56 

Scrivine, 130 

Seabury, 178 

Seacome, 14, 23 

Searle, 131 

Seaton, 7 

Seavey, 232, 260 

Seeley, 172 

Sewall, 43, 78, 79, 209 

Seymour, 141, 203 

Shack ford. 56 

Shakley, 108 

Shapleigh, 58, 132, 133 

Sharp, 33, 260 

Shaw, 108-11, 172 

Shepherd. 109 

Shepley, 223, 224 

Sheppard, 247 

Sherman, 121 

Short, 60 

Shuttleworth, 6, 8 

Sigourney, 201 

Sill, 141 

Simonton, 107, 172, 249 



Sinclair, 3 

Skillings, Skillen, etc., 

30-3, 35, 45-9, 60, 80-4, 

87, 100-6, 133, 138, 162, 

164-6, 168-80, 204, 231, 

233, 235, 250, 267 
Skilton, 233 

Skolfield, 98 

Slade, 189 

Slemons, 195 

Sloan, 193 

Small, 29-37, 79,81,83, 142, 

163-5, 167, 168, 230-3, 2.36 
Smiley, 27 

Smith. 24, 57, 61, 62, 66, 68, 

69, 73, 74, 77, 91, 101, 102, 

111, 120, 131, 137, 143, 

148,201, 205, 211-4, 228, 

264, 268 
i Smyth, 73, 133, 261 

' Snell, 131 

Snow, 28, 49 

Somes, 204 

Soule, 97, 140, 268 

Southgate, 59, 60, 234 

Sparrow, 253 

Spears, 56 

Spencer, 114, 129, 131, 1.32, 

173, 203, 261, 362 
Sprague, ' 55 

St. Clair, 187 

St. John. 107,172,265 

Stackpole, 123 

Stacy, 26 

StalliDgs, 214 

Standish, 11, 120, 236 

Stanford, 132, 247 

Stanley, 5, 19, 23, 56, 58, 

109-11 
Staples, 110, 122, 183, 186, 

197, 204, 'im 
Stearns, 41, 99, 1F2, 185 
Stephens, 265 

Sterling, 173, 177 

Stevens, 90, 94, 99, 176, 179, 

221,288,239,243,2,57,265 
Stewart, 93, 233 

Stickney, 49, 251 

Stileman, 219 

Stimson, 204 

Stockbridge, 266 

Stockwell, 206 

Stone, 33, 35, 115, 137, 163, 

197, 203 
Storer, 40, 41, 44, 57, 94-6, 

98, 99, 113, 181-6, 241-3 
Storrs, 141 

Story, 59 

Strachey, 210 

Strange, 5, 6, 7 

Strong, 99 

Strout, 34, 172, 235, 249,267 
Stryker, 141 

Strype, 68 

Sullivan, 55, 66, 75, 221, 268 
Symonds, 133 

Swan, 251 

Swasey, 50 

Sweat, 56, 108, 110, 111, 

170, 174 
Swett, 138, 251 



Talcott, 

Tamage, 

Tare, 



141 

68, 77 
265 



Tarr, 86 

Tate, 194, 257 

Taylor, 56, 57, 110, 111, 115, 

141 
Tenney, 268 

Tetherly, 198, 258 

Tewksbury, 170 

Thayer, 141, 268 

Thelwall, 19 

Thomas, 120, 121, 191, 198, 

200, 221 
Thorn es, 256 

Thompson, 29, 30, 57, 58, 

65, 108-12, 170, 174, 199 
Thomson, 109, 203, 204 

Thorn, 218 

Thornton, 126, 128, 206, 208 
Thorpe, 21 

Thurley, 203 

Thar low, 20, 266 

Thurston, 58, 108, 139, 143, 

2(f6, 267 
Tibbetts, 56, 57, 87, 108, 109 
Tiffany, 200 

Tilley, 63 

Titcomb, 170, 174, 178, 191 
Tolman, 200 

Tompson, 35, 232-4, 236 
Torrey, 112 

Tower, 89 

Tracy, 141 

Trafford, 3, 16 

Trafton, 56, 57 

Traske, 76 

Tredwell, 110 

Trefethen, 173, 177 

Trelawny, 67 

Treworthy, 131 

Trickey, 57, 106, 107, 169, 

173, 175, 178, 192, 259 
Tripe, 57, 58, 108, 110, 111 
Trott, 63 

Tucker, 60, 67, 150, 151, 

155, 157, 203, 259 
Tukey, 178 

Turbutt, 129 

Turfrey, 162 

Turner, 20, 63, 251, 262 
Tuttle. 228 

Tweed, 56 

Twisden, 131 

Tyldesley, 11 

Tyler, 82, 83, 162, 164, 165, 

167, 168 
Tyleston, 200 

Tyng, 225 



Upton, 



61,63 



Varney, 89 

Vaughan, 29, 83, 163, 165, 

166, 225, 227 
Vicars, 22, 23 

Vickery, 123 

Vin^s, 146, 150-5, 213, 214, 

259, 264 
Vogel, 93 



Wadleigh, 

Wagenen, 

Wagg, 

Waite, 

Wakefield, 

Wakely, 

Walden, 



111, 154 

206 

33, 123 

247, 248 

57, 58 

103 

130 



Index, 



Vll 



Waldo, 199, 248, 249 


Webber, 169, 180, 262, 267 


Whidden, 


109 


Windell, 20 


Wales, 10, 60 


Webster, 40, 41, 96, 99, 181- 


White, 7, 41 


,54,56,57,130, 


Winship, 172 


Walker, 12, 21, 111, 114, 


5,242 


132, 141, 


183, 186, 216, 


Winslow, 70, 149 


203, 204, 257 


Weeks, 90 


242, 259 




Winson, 265 


Wall, 262 


We'ch, 56-8, 108, 109, 111, 


Whitlock, 


10 


Winter, 55, 106 


Wallace, 143 


203 


Whitman, 


138, 251 


Winthrop, 65, 66, 69, 70, 


Waller, 17 


Welde, 70 


Whitney, 


56, 97, 175, 183 


73, 75-7, 146, 148-60 


Wailis, 46, 201 


Wells, 55 


Whittier, 


180 


Wise, 110, 134, 205, 247 


Warburton, 21 


Wendall, 20 


Whittlesey, 


268 


Witham, 58, 76, 108-11, 


Ward, 171, 175, 205, 267 


Wentworth, 203, 260 


Whitton, 


56 


266 


Warfield, 206 


Werden, 8 


Whittum, 


114 


Woddy, 132 


Warren, 31-7, 78, 82, 233 


Wescott, 34, 49, 79, 105, 


Wiggn, 


208 


Wood, 169, 173, 208 


Warwick, 152, 158 


166,171,174-6, 180, 250, 


Wilcox, 


134, 141 


Woodman, 59, 87, 141, 198, 


Wass, 101, 102 


251 


Wilder, 


91 


268 


Waterhouse, 136, 232, 235, 


West, 10, 60, 154, 258 


Wildrage, 


248 


Woodsum, 204 


248, 252 


Westbrook, 103, 104, 199, 


Wilford, 


3 


Wooster, 77 


Waterman, 63, 121 


200, 263 


Wilkins, 


46, 102, 103 


Wormwood, 110 


Watson, 31, 32, 35,36,48, 


Weston, 57 


W ilkinson. 


110, 134 


Wright, 266 


62, 106, 140, 141, 167, 168, 


AVetmore, 141 


Willard, 


57, 58, 108-10 


Wyer, 247 


170, 230-2, 268 


Wevmouth, 62 


Williams, 60, 103, 123, 160 


Wyman, 260 


Watts, 154, 247 


Wharfe, 131, 222 


Williamson, 


147, 154 




Waugh, 94, 240 


Wharton, 6 


Willis, 45-7, 


101, 102, 139, 


York, 105, 217-28 


Weare, 133, 154, 258 


Wheeler, 98, 99, 181, 221 


147, 208, 225, 227 


Young, 109, 110, 112 


Webb, 24, 98, 134, 140 


Wheelright, 113, 115 


Wilson, 


63, 69, 73 


Younglove, 131 



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S. M. WATSON, PUBLISHER, 
PORTLAND, MAINE. 

1885. 



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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



Col. Alexander Rigby, 

Scott Family of Pittston, 

Records of ist Church In Scarboro', 

Early Settlers of Weld, 

Notes on the Skillings Family, 

Gov. Kino^ and his Home in Bath, 

Cemetery Inscriptions, 



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Marriages in Sanford, 1786, 
King Family — Notes, 
Notes, .... 
Queries, . . 
Replies, .... 
Historical Societies, 
Book Notices, 



C. E, Banks^ 
W. H. Smith, 
W. M. Sargent, 
E.J. Foster, 
W. B, Lap ham, 
A. S. Swasey, 
J. L. Douglas, 
N. J. Herrick, 
E. Emery, 
E. B. L., 



PAGE 
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COLONEL ALEXANDER RIGBY, M.P., 

BARON OF THE EXCHECQUER. 



MAINB 



Si^torid^l ^nd G^e^eklo^idk.! 



RBCORDBR. 



Vol. II. 



1885. 



No. I. 



COLONEL ALEXANDER RIGBY: 

A Sketch of his career and connection with Maine as 
Proprietor of the Plough Patent and President of the Province of Lygonia. 



BY CHARLES EDWARD BANKS, M. D. 



I. Alexander Rigby. 

Great on the bench, great in the saddle, 
That could as well bind o'er, as swaddle. 

HudibraSy I. i. 23-24. 

Alexander Rigby, one of the most notable per- 
sons in Lancashire during the civil war, was a man 
of active, daring, and versatile character, who was 
brought into notice at that crisis. He was lawyer, 
justice of peace, legislator, committee-man, colonel, 
judge of assize, and president of a colony during an 
active public career of less than ten years. He be- 
longed to the Rigby family of Wigan, descended 
from Adam Rigby of that town, and Alice Middle- 
ton of Leighton. Their two sons were — John of 
Wigan (who married a cadet of the Molyneux family of Hawksley), 
and Alexander of Burgh (in the township of Duxbury, parish of 
Standish), the ancestor of the Rigbys of that place, a family much 




2 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

devoted to the Earls of Derby, and on the side of the royalists in 
the civil war. Of the sons of John of Wigan the most notable was 
Alexander (father of the subject of this article) of the same town, who 
seems to have accumulated property in various places, including an 
estate in Goosnargh, called Middleton Hall.^ Alexander, whose 
name frequently appears in public documents, married Alice, daugh- 
ter of Leonard Asshawe or Asshal, Esq., of Shaw Hall, an old man- 
sion yet standing between Flixton and Stretford.^ Alexander, his 
eldest son and heir, was born 1594, and received a liberal education, 
probably at the Wigan school, which served as the foundation of his 
legal knowledge, obtained later as a bencher at Gray's Inn, to which 
he was admitted i November, 16 10. 

Rigby became connected with several families of consequence 
in the two counties of Lancaster and Cheshire. About 161 9 he 
married Lucy, second daughter of Sir Urian Legh of Adlington, 
Cheshire; and when that knight died in 1627 the herald recorded at 
the funeral on 6 July that four children were the issue of the mar- 
riage, viz.: Alexander, Urian, Edward, and Lucy.^ Alexander was 
born in 161 9. Urian was baptized at Eccleston, where Adam 

1 Middleton Hall is a solitary farm in the township of Goosnargh, situate about seven to eight 
miles north of Preston, about three miles east of the Preston and Lancaster turnpike-road, and about 
a mile northwest from Goosnargh church. The history of this place is told in Fishwick's Goosnargh, 
pp. 141 seq. The present hall is a most substantial structure of brick and stone, built probably 
about the end of the last or beginning of the present century. It is more pretentious than the ordi- 
•nary farm-house of the neighborhood, but lacks that ornamentation of grounds which it deserves, 
.and may at one time have possessed. The oldest part of the existing premises is the barn, which is 
a century or more older than the present house, and has the reputation of containing as many loop- 
holes for ventilation as there are days in the year, a spot very unlike the abode of an iron-heeled 
warrior, a prating politician, and a grabbing lawyer of the days of the Commonwealth. — Palatine 
Note Book, III. 198. 

2 His will, as Alex. Rigby de Wigan, is dated ii April, 162 1, and it was proved 26 April, 1632. 
The testator directs his body to be buried in the parish church of Wigan ; and he leaves his son 
Alexander his heir. 

* Funeral Certificates, 126. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 3 

Rigby his uncle was beneficed, 2 Feb. 162 1-2; and Edward was 

- - — - — « •^ ^ 

was living in the 

3 parish of Kirk- 
: "sworn men" of 
; no events of im- 
til later, when he 
Short Parliament, 

being styled an 
igue was Orlando 
re were then 293 
ce on Monday, 26 

4 for Rigby, and 
on 3 November; 

ming to the front. 

a letter had been 

equired to fast for 

that her husband 

On the 17th he 

ly. On I Decem- 

. Two days later 

;ideration the peti- 

Peter Leigh and 

vjruiuuiiit; KJL v^ii^oL\„i , ctxiv^ cv^ v^wxi-jivj-v^j. vxx-^ abuses in tne Jrligii 

Commission Courts of Canterbury and York in connection with the 
visit of Prynne to Chester, and the punishment of his sympathizers 
in that city. On 16 December Rigby was one of the committee 

* These two lawyers were likewise candidates for the same borough on the summoning of the 
Long Parliament. 
^ Sinclair, History of Wigan, i. 226. ® Gardiner, Fall of the Monarchy of Charles First, ii. 19. 



PEDIGR 

OF MiDDLETON HaLL, GoOSENARGH PaR 



Adam i^-- 
of W 



John 

of Wfai, 



Alexander 
of Wigf 
"Will 11 Apr. 
rro. 2G Apr 



Thomas Leieh = 



1593 
1644 



(1610) 



(2) I 

Ann Gobert = AI.EXANDER RIGI 

Dau. of (after 1646) Eldest son, 

Sir John. b. 1594; d. 18 Aug. 165( 

~ m. (3) Sir Geo. Booth Colonel; Baron; Preside 

in 1659; bur. at Preston of Lygonia. 

12 Feb. 1675. 



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,11. 



rby= 



21. 
32 



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3. 



Alexander, 

bapt. at Presbury, Cheshire, 

20 Aug. 1620. 

M. P. for Lane., 1658; Preston, 1660. 

died 1693-4. 

m. 

Margaret Herrys (bef . 1646), 

dau. of Sir William, of Shenfleld, Essex. 
Margaret Leigli, bapt. 1619, 

dau. of Tlioinas and Ann (Gobert) Leigh 
(as above). 
Margaret Houghton, 
dau. of Sir Gilbert. 



I I 

Urian, 

bapt. at Ecclesi 

2 Feb. 1621-^ 



OF R I G B Y, 

EAR Preston), Amounderness, Lancashire. 



Alice Middletoi], 
of Leighton. 



lane Molyneux, 
of Hawkesley. 



Alice Asshuw, 

dan. of Leonard Asshaw of 
Sliaw Hall, betw. Flixton 
and Stretford, Lancaster. 



Adam, 
Hector of Eccleston. 



Lucy Leigli, 

Second dan. of Sir ITrian Leigh of 

Adlington, Cheshire, and Margaret, 

dau. of Sir Edmund Trallord, his wife. 

She d. 1643-4. 



Joseph. 
(Jeorge. 
Dorothy. 
Ellen, 

m. Wm. 



Lucy, 
m. 

1. Rol)«!rt Hosketh. 

2. John Molyneux, 

son of Sir Frances 
Molyneux of Tever- 
sall, Co. Notts; a 
bro. to Ann who 
lu. Edw. Kigby. 



Bayley. 



Edward, 
bapt. at Freston, 15 Apr. ]C27; Sergeant 
M. F. Freston. KIGO, KIT!!; at Law. 

Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire, 1(>G0. 
Vice Chamberlain for Chester, 1660. 
Steward of I'reston, 1(;02. 
died 8 June, 168G. 

ni. about l(i5fl, 

(1) Alice, <lau. of Sir Thomas Wilford, of 

lldiiig,(\). Kent: d. 1()()3, bur. 15 June. 
L Edward. 

II. 

III. 

12 Oct. 1665, 

(2) Ann, dau. of Sir Francis Molyneux of 

Teversall, Notts, who d. 1667, buried 
1 Sept. at Freston. 



2 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

devoted to the Earls of Derby, and on the side of the royalists in 
the civil war. Of t 

Alexander (father of • 

seems to have accur 
estate in Goosnarg 
name frequently apf 
ter of Leonard Asst 
sion yet standing t 
eldest son and heir, 
probably at the Wig 
legal knowledge, obt 
he was admitted i T 
Rigby became c 
in the two counties 
married Lucy, secoi 

Cheshire; and wher < 

the funeral on 6 Jul 
riage, viz.: Alexand( 
born in 1619. Ur 

1 Middleton Hall is a solita 
miles north of Preston, about 

a mile northwest from Goosnj / 

pp. 141 seq. The present h^ 
about the end of the last or b 

nary farm-house of the neighburnoou, uui !<«;«.» mat uiiiaiii&iii.<iitwii vi giy^mn-io ,»ix.»,xx xv ^^^^^f^f^&j 
and may at one time have possessed. The oldest part of the existing premises is the barn, which is 
a century or more older than the present house, and has the reputation of containing as many loop- 
holes for ventilation as there are days in the year, a spot very unlike the abode of an iron-heeled 
warrior, a prating politician, and a grabbing lawyer of the days of the Commonwealth. — Palatine 
Note Book, III. 198. 

^ His will, as Alex. Rigby de Wigan, is dated ii April, 1621, and it was proved 26 April, 1632. 
The testator directs his body to be buried in the parish church of Wigan ; and he leaves his son 
Alexander his heir. 

8 Funeral Certificates, 126. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 3 

Rigby his uncle was beneficed, 2 Feb. 162 1-2; and Edward was 
baptized at Preston 15 April, 1627. 

Shortly before the civil war Alexander Rigby was living in the 
neighborhood of Rigby, or Ribby, a hamlet in the parish of Kirk- 
ham, where he had property; and as one of the "sworn men" of 
that town, he took part in parochial matters, but no events of im- 
portance in his career are worthy of record until later, when he 
came into public notice on the calling of the Short Parliament, 
when he was returned for Wigan, April, 1640, being styled an 
Esquire "of Rigby in Amounderness." His colleague was Orlando 
Bridgeman, son of the Bishop of Chester.^ There were then 293 
burgesses on the roll, and a keen contest took place on Monday, 26 
Oct.; 112 votes were polled for Bridgeman, 104 for Rigby, and 
72 for Mr. Robert Gardner.^ Parliament met on 3 November; 
and the member for Wigan was not long in coming to the front. 
On 10 November he declared in the house that a letter had been 
discovered in which the Roman Catholics were required to fast for 
the support of the queen's "pious intentions," viz., that her husband 
might return safely from the war with the Scots.^ On the 1 7th he 
was one of a committee to inquire into a monopoly. On i Decem- 
ber he was added to the committee for recusants. Two days later 
he was placed on the committee to take into consideration the peti- 
tions of Prynne, Burton, etc.; Calvin Bruen and Peter Leigh and 

Golborne of Chester; and to consider the abuses in the High 

Commission Courts of Canterbury and York in connection with the 
visit of Prynne to Chester, and the punishment of his sympathizers 
in that city. On 16 December Rigby was one of the committee 

* These two lawyers were likewise candidates for the same borough on the summoning of the 
Long Parliament. 
^ Sinclair, History of Wigan, i. 226. * Gardiner, Fall of the Monarchy of Charles First, ii. 19. 



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who prepared the votes on the Canons of the Convocation of 1640; 
and on the following day he was put on another committee to 
Inquire Into some abuses In Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He 
was Indeed one of the most active of the committee-men. 

His reputation with his party was raised by his action in the de- 
bate concerning the Lord Keeper Finch, who was chiefly obnoxious 
on account of the support he had given to ship-money. On 21 De- 
cember the House, at Finch's request, gave leave that he should be ' 
heard. The occasion was memorable. A chair (the Journals, vol. 
ij. page 55, tell us) was set for him to make use of if he pleased, and 
a stool to lay the purse upon a little on this side the bar, on the left 
hand as you come in. He himself brought In the purse and laid it 
on the chair, but would not sit down himself nor put on his hat, 
though he was moved to it by Mr. Speaker, but spake all the while 
bareheaded and standing; the sergeant-at-arms standing by him, 
with the mace on his shoulder. He pleaded eloquently for his life 
and fortune. " I do profess in the presence of him who knoweth all 
hearts, that I had rather go from door to door and crave Da obolum 
Belizario, etc., with the good opinion of this assembly, than live and 
enjoy all honour and fortune under your displeasure." When Finch 
retired Rigby rose, and made a speech which showed his readiness 
in debate. " Had not this syren," he said, "so sweet a tongue, surely 
he could never have effected so much mischief to this kingdom." 
Touching mercy, for which Finch had pleaded, the speaker argued 
that there was a cruel mercy. "The spirit of God said. Be not pit- 
iful in judgment; nay, it saith. Be not pitiful of the poor in judg- 
ment. If not of the poor, then, a latiori, not of the rich; there 's the 
emphasis. We see by the set and solemn appointments of our 
Courts of Justice what provision the wisdom of our Ancestors hath 
made for the preservation, honour, and esteem of Justice: Witness 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 5 

our frequent Terms, Sessions, and Assizes; and in what pomp and 
state the Judges in their Circuits, by the Sheriffs, Knights, and 
Justices and all the country, are attended, — ofttimes for the hanging 
of a poor Thief for the stealing of a hog or sheep — nay, in some 
cases for the stealing of a peny, and Justice, too, in terrorem. And 
now shall not some of them be hanged that have robbed us of all 
our propriety [property], and shear'd us at once of all our Sheep, 
and all we have away, and would have made us all indeed poor Bel- 
izarios — to have begged for Half-penies, when they would not have 
left us one peny that we could have called our own? " ^ The feeling 
roused by these and other speeches was so strong that Finch 
thought it prudent the same day to quit the woolsack, surrender the 
seal, and embark for Holland. 

Rigby's speech was widely dispersed in manuscript, and it is now 
found in many collections.^ 

The zealous Wigan member frequently traveled between Lanca- 
shire and London, and being a man of marvelous activity, he some- 
times seems to have been in both places at once. It is, perhaps, as 
a justice of peace that at Wigan he attached his signature to some 
"orders" made 23 November, 1 641, by Lord Strange and his deputy- 
lieutenants and the justices in reference to the trained bands and 
their ammunition.^ The name of " Mr. Alexander Rigby, of Pres- 
ton," was on 24 March, 164 1-2, added by parliament to the list of 
the deputy-lieutenants of Lancashire, along with Sir George Booth, 
Mr. John Moore (M. P. for Liverpool, whose wife was a Rigby), and 
Sir Thomas Stanley.^^ At this time Rigby had sufficient influence 

■^ Rushworth, Collections, iii (i), 129. 

8 Harl. MSS. 813, 7,162; Lansd., 493; Lord Leconfield's lib., VI. Kept. Hist. MSS., 306 b. It 
was twice printed in 1641 (410, no place). 
^ Farington Papers, 75. i'^ Journals, House of Commons, ii. 495 ; Civil War Tracts, 2. 



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to cause the removal of Lord Strange as Lord Lieutenant of Lan- 
cashire, and to have Lord Wharton appointed in his place.^^ 

On 9 June, 1642, Rigby was sent to Lancashire with three other 
members, viz., Mr. Ralph Ashton (M. P. for the county), Mr. Rich- 
ard Shuttleworth (Clitheroe), and Mr. John Moore, all deputy-lieu- 
tenants, to see the ordinance of the militia put in execution in the 
county. The lawyer himself was appointed to draw up the instruc- 
tions for the Commissioners.^^ 

When Rigby and Shuttleworth arrived in Lancashire they 
learned that the High Sheriff, Sir John Girlington, had summoned 
a meeting on Preston Moor, on 20 June, to hear the king's answer 
to the Lancashire petition, and two other declarations ; and on their 
way to Preston they dissuaded persons from going thither. Lord 
Strange and his adherents and about 5000 persons assembled on 
the moor. Rigby and his friends urged the sheriff to forbear read- 
ing the documents. Some wrangling ensued, and the assembly was 
gathered into two groups ; and when those for the king had left, 
Rigby read the parliamentary declarations to those that remained. 
Rigby surveyed the crowds with a keen eye, and he wrote a letter 
to the speaker from Preston, with a postscript dated Manchester, 
24 June, 1642, describing the circumstances and giving the names 
of the local gentry, chiefly his neighbors, who were most active in 
encouraging the sheriff. He was back again in his own neighbor- 
hood directly after, whence he was summoned in haste to meet the 
rest of the committee at Manchester on Monday, 4 July. His reply, 
stating that he would come, was seized by Sir Gilbert Houghton at 
Walton, who on Sunday sent for Rigby. On Rigby's arrival 
Houghton told him he had a commission from the king to break 
open all such letters. " Master Rigby asked him if he had taken 

11 Memoir of James, Earl of Derby, Ixxiv. ^^ Journals, House of Commons, ii. 619. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 7 

the Protestation, and he told him he had. Then he demanded the 
letter of him in the name of all the Commons of England ; and 
further told him if he broke it open, it might be he might be the 
first man that should be made an example in Lancashire. And 
then he delivered him his letter unbroken up, and intreated him to 
stay and dine with him, which he did." Rigby attended the meet- 
ing at Manchester as arranged, and remained in the town several 
days assisting in training the militia; and then he dropped out of 
notice for a time in Lancashire. His name does not occur in con- 
nection with the defence of Manchester when besieged by Lord 
Strange at the end of September. He left his Lancashire col- 
leagues, indeed, to advance their cause in the House of Commons, 
putting aside his arma and donning his toga. 

For several months Rigby was unremitting in his attention to 
public business ; and it is to be inferred from the important matters 
committed to his care, as well as to the prominence given to his 
name, that he was one of the most trusted members of the House. 
He was an important member of the Committee, appointed 29 Sept., 
1642, for enlisting and maintaining 1000 " dragooners" for service 
in Lancashire, and other Lancashire members* were associated with 
him. This body of men was raised in a month, and sent to Lanca- 
shire under Seaton's command. On the 10 October news of the 7th 
and 8th was brought from Manchester to the house about the siege 
of Manchester and the flight of Lord Derby to his house at Lathom. 
The same letter said " that the Milnes of the Town belonging to the 
Free School were in lease to one Prestwich a Malignant ; that his 
Lease was ready to expire; and that the feoffees were Malignants." 
Thereupon Mr. Rigby and Mr. White were appointed to prepare an 
order concerning the sequestration of the Rents and revenues of the 
School, which were subsequently sequestered into the hands of Rd. 



8 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Holland and Peter Egerton to be employed for the use of the 
School.^^ 

The author of the Discourse of the Warr in Lancashire^ Major 
Edward Robinson, who himself served under Rigby, states (page lo) 
that after the siege of Manchester was raised colonels were ap- 
pointed for every hundred in the county, and that Alexander Rigby 
was appointed for Leyland and Amounderness, and Mr. Moore and 
Peter Egerton for West Derby. Our lawyer-colonel was subse- 
quently made one of the commissioners for executing martial law. 

On I April, 1643, by ordinance of Parliament, Rigby became a 
member of the Lancashire Committee for sequestrating "notorious 
Delinquent's Estates." His associates were Shuttleworth, Moore, 
and Egerton.^* Mrs. Werden, of Farrington, addressed this com- 
mittee about preserving some of the heirlooms of her house, the 
property having been sequestered. Rigby's answer, dated 30 October, 
1643, is preserved, and illustrates his stern character.^^ On i May, 
1643, he was appointed a commissioner for levying money for the 
relief of the commonwealth, by taxing such as had not at all con- 
tributed, or contributed according to their ability .^^ Another ordi- 
nance created him a member of a committee for providing money 
for the maintenance of the army raised by Parliament and other 
great affairs, by a weekly assessment, beginning 3 August, 1643, ^^ 
which the share of Lancashire was ^500 per month.^^ 

Before midsummer of this year, " Mr. Alexander Rigbie, of Pres- 
ton, lawier, a Parliament man, came down into the Country with 
Commission from the Parliament to be Colonell, to raise Forces, to 
put the Hundreds of Laylond and Amonderness into a posture of 

12 Journals, House of Commons, ii. 806. 

1^ Husband, Collections, 13; Civil War Tracts, 90. 1^ Farington Papers, 96, 98, 99. 

16 Husband, Collections, 169. ^'^ Ibid, 4, 5, 9. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 9 

Warr, which he was dihgent to do within a little tyme." "And be- 
fore July Colonell Rigbie began to shew himself to bee a warrior," 
continues the narrator, who accompanied the expedition ; " for hee 
undertook the reducing of Sir John Girlington's castle at Thurlum 
[Thurland, near Tunstall, Lancashire, the King's last remaining 
stronghold in those parts], in which was Sir John, his wiffe, and 
many desperat Caviliers, having strongly fortified it with provision 
out of the country, as alsoe Ammunition. The Colonell, for this 
undertaking, had forces from Salford and Blackburne Hundreds, 
having companies newly raised within Preston, and some peeces of 
Ordenance. He about the begining of August marched his armie 
thither, setting them downe about it. The maine body of his foote 
or his mayne guard was at the house of Mr. Cansfield, about half a 
mile from the Castle.* It was moited [moated] about so that it 
could not be come to. He planted his Ordenance on the East side 
of the Castle, in a very fair plot betwixt Cansfield and it. They 
plaied oft against it with litle execution. It was strong. . . . The 
Colonell himself did lye at Hornby Castle, and came every day to 
the leagers. ... At last they had a strong allarum out of Cumber- 
land [28 Sept., 1643], for Colonel Huddleston of Millame Castle 
[with Roger Kirby and Alexander Rigby de Burgh at the head of 
the Lancashire royalists] had raised forces, and was marching to 
raise .the siege. But Colonell Rigbie, having intelligence of their 
marching against him, thought it not the saffest way to let them 
come upon him, but rather to prevent them and meet them on their 
way, and to that end drew from the Leguer as many forces as could 
be spared of keeping the castle in. And with the rest marched to 
meet the Enimie as far as Daulton [in Furness]. And there en- 
countiring with them God was pleased to give him the better soe 
that the enemy fled [i Oct.]. And in the pursuit Col. Huddleston 



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himself was taken with some others of quality, and four or five en- 
signes or cullers of brave silk were taken with some [400] common 
souldiers. Then the Col. returned Victor to the Leaguer againe 
with his enimie his prisoner. . . . Within a short space the Castle 
was yealdid up. . . . Colonell Rigbie returned to Preston in 
Triumph. Thus he being much heartened and encouraged by this 
Victory and delivery of the Castle that he laboured much to putt 
the country in a posture of Warr making choyse of such men to be 
Captaines under him [in Amounderness and Leyland] as he did 
especially confide in. . . . In Gosnarg Mr. Alexander Rigbie, the 
Colonell's son, was Lieutenant Colonell under his Father, and raised 
a Companie within Goosnarg." ^^ 

Thurland was besieged seven weeks. From Preston, 17 Oct., 
1643, Col. Rigby wrote to Lenthall, the speaker, giving a relation 
of the campaign, whence we learn that the battle was fought on 
Sunday. The writer says that his men began their work with pub- 
lic prayers; "and those done we speeded up to the Enemy with such 
Resolution and Courage, in all the Captains and Common Soldiers, 
as by their deportment I might have rather deemed that they had 
made haste to have saluted their friends than to have encountered 
their Enemies." ^^ 

Colonel Rigby interested himself in the settlement of ministers 
in his county in the room of those who had been displaced. He 
seems to have favored Independent ministers. On 19 October, 1643, 
the Rev. Isaac Ambrose, the well-known minister of Preston, thus 
wrote to the Rev. Elkanah Wales, then minister of Pudsey, near 

1^ Robinson, Discourse of the Warr, 40. 

19 West's Furness, 4to, pp. lij.-lilj.; Civil War Tracts, 148-151 ; Baines' History of Lancashire, 
new edition, i. 221. Whitelock (i. 226) says that "the feat was more discoursed about, because 
Rigby was a lawyer." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 11 

Leeds, on this subject: — "Our Colonel Rigby hath enjoined me to 
write to you a call unto these needful barren p'ts ; and his desire is 
that you would please to settle yourself at Rufford. It is a place 
where his son-in-law [Robert Hesketh, of Rufford, Esq.,] and 
daughter [Lucy] are like to reside, and, therefore, he hath an 
especial respect to it.^^ He is pleased to allow you fifty pounds 
per annum. For Tockholes if you can provide another able honest 
minister he will (so that he may obtain you) allow him as much 
there. Her father desired it that you would speak to some other 
honest ministers (to the number of six at least) to come into 

^^ An indenture dated 9 Nov., 1641, relates to this marriage of Lucy Rigby and Robert Hesketh. 
The parties were Robert Hesketh of Holmes Wood, Esq., and Margaret {nee Standish) his wife, 
and Robert Hesketh, son and heir-apparent of the said Robert Hesketh, on the first part ; and Ralph 
Standish of Standish, Esq., Tholras Tyldesley of Myerscough, Esq., Alexander Rigby of Rigby, 
Esq., and Alexander Rigby, gentleman, son and heir-apparent of the said Alexander on the other 
part. The indenture witnessed that in consideration of a marriage to be had between the said 
Robert Hesketh the son, and Lucy Rigby, only daughter of the said Alexander Rigby, the father, 
and for ^^500 paid by the said Alexander Rigby the father to Thomas Hesketh of Rufford, Esq., 
and Jane {nee Edmondson) his wife, and for ;i^iooo paid by the said Alexander Rigby the father to 
the said Robert Hesketh the father, that the said Robert Hesketh the father and Robert the son 
agree that within eighteen months after the said Robert the son shall be twenty-one years of age, he 
shall by fine, &c., convey to the said Ralph Standish, Thomas Tyldesley, Alexander Rigby the 
father, and Alexander the son, all the manor of Rufforth, Marksline, Harwood, &c., &c., to the said 
Thomas Hesketh and his heirs. 

About the same time great endeavours were made to make a jointure for Lucy Rigby, and the 
family were advised that it could not be done except by Act of Parliament. The elder Rigby en- 
deavored therefore to obtain the Act, and brought a bill into Parliament for that purpose, but the 
death in 1646 of Thomas Hesketh before named, heir to the estate, put an end to the design; and 
not long after Col. Rigby himself died. The inheritance of the Rufford estate subsequently came to 
the children of Lucy Rigby, who afterwards married John Molineux, son and heir of Sir Francis 
Molineux, of Tevershall, near Mansfield, county Notts. In 1661, she, as Lucy Molineux, and her 
son Thomas Hesketh, infant, petitioned Charles IL for a writ to the judges at the next Lancaster 
assizes to permit a recovery of part of the estates of Thomas Hesketh, to be settled as jointure on 
Lucy Molineux, according to former indentures with her father, Alex. Rigby, but her husband died 
before completion of the same. The matter was referred to the attorney-general, who reported in 
favor of the petition. 



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these parts, and they shall have a suitable competency to their 
deserts." ^^ 

Episcopalianism and Presbyterianism were alike distasteful to 
Col. Rigby's views of churchmanship ; and in regard to the former, 
a disgraceful charge was brought against him which it is to be 
feared is too true. "One Rigby, a scoundrel of the very dregs of 
the parliament rebels, did at that time expose these venerable per- 
sons [some of the Heads of the University of Cambridge] to sale, 
and would actually have sold them for slaves if any one would have 
bought them." 

Toward the end of the year 1642, Col. Rigby was residing with 
his family at Preston, of which he and his sons, as we have seen, 
were in-burgesses ; and he was often styled "of Preston." Major 
Robinson says, under date of 1643, ^hat "ms court of guard was 
kept in Preston in the Toy so-called, Mr. Robert Blundell's house, 
Rowland Gaskell, Marshall, it having at that time [26 May] above 
50 prisoners within it." ^^ He was at Preston about Christmas, 
1643, when some of the king's ships, anchoring off Liverpool, put 
the country in fear. Hereupon Rigby mustered troops at Preston 
in case they were wanted at Liverpool; and many of the soldiers 
volunteering to accompany their colonel, they marched to the latter 
town with some enthusiasm on Christmas eve by way of Wigan, 
having first been "heartened" by a sermon.^^ 

21 Halley, Lancashire II. 503; comp., History of Garstang, 164. In 1643 Alexander R'gby de 
Burgh was named one of the committee for the punishment of scandalous clergymen in Lancashire 
(Husband, Collections, fo. p. 131): but there is little doubt that the parliamentary colonel is meant, 
as he is associated with his usual Lancashire colleagues ; and the de Burgh Rigby, discharged from 
the Commission of the Peace 24 Oct., 1642, was a Royalist. Nicholas Rigby of the Harrock family 
was also on the same committee. Life of Berwick, p. 42 ; Walker's Sufferings, i, 58 ; Notes and 
Queries, i S. ij. 253; Dugdale's Short View, p. 577; Querela Cantab, p. 184. 

22 Robinson, Discourse of the Warr, 49. ^^ Ibid, 45. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 13 

Rigby's reputation as a military commander was lost at Lathom 
House, the mansion of the Earl of Derby, which his loyal countess 
had secretly garrisoned and heroically and successfully defended 
with 300 soldiers. With her were Capt. Chisenall (who married 
one of the Layton Rigbys), author of the Catholike History ; Capt. 
Rawstorne, William Farrington, Esq., the Rev. Mr. Rutter, and 
Edward Rigby, impropriator of the Rectory of Brindle, and others, 
who 

raised midst sap and siege 

The banners of their rightful liege 

At their she-captain's call ; 
Who, miracle of woman-kind, 
Lent mettle to the meanest hind 

That mann'd her castle wall ! 

The siege lasted about eighteen weeks, and the Fairfaxes, Cols. 
Rigby, Ashton, Moore, Holcroft, Egerton, and others, took part in 
it. The undertaking was very costly ; much ammunition was 
wasted, and the loss of life was large. The investment of the 
house was brought about by Sir Thomas Fairfax, who, after recov- 
ering Cheshire for the Parliament by his victory at Nantwich, pro- 
posed (15 Feb., 1643-4) to the deputy-lieutenants, colonels, and other 
gentlemen of Lancashire, that, in regard to the late outrages by the 
Lathom garrison, " some course be thought of to prevent further 
mischiefs and secure the well-affected in those parts." ^^ Accord- 
ingly, at a council of " the Holy State," at Manchester, on 24 Feb., 
it was resolved that " Mr. Ashton of Midleton, Mr. Moore of Banck- 
hall, and Mr. Rigby of Preston, 3 parliament colonels," should go 
against Lathom. Their army was chiefly made up of relays taken 
out of Leyland and Amounderness. On the 27th Fairfax estab- 
lished his quarters at New Park, near Lathom House ;^^ and on the 

"^ Fairfax Correspondence, III. 77. 25 ibi^, III. 85. 



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following day the countess was asked to surrender. She delayed 
compliance, and negotiations took place, Ashton and Rigby being 
admitted into the house on 2 March to discuss terms with her lady- 
ship, but with no result. 

In the meanwhile Rigby's wife died, and was buried at Preston 
on 5 March. In the same week Fairfax, leaving the operations in 
the hands of his. cousin. Sir William Fairfax, with Ashton and 
Rigby under him, was called away into Yorkshire,^^ glad to leave an 
employment where no glory was to be gained. Sir William began 
hostilities on the 6th. On the 12th there was a sally, and sixty of 
the besiegers were killed. Rigby, who was, says the Journal of the 
Siege, restless in his malice against Lady Derby, urged Colonel 
Egerton to put a line of circumvallation round the house, and soon 
after took occasion to accuse him of neglect and indolence; and Sir 
William Fairfax having left, Rigby was commissioned to be com- 
mander-in-chief. "To give him [Rigby] his due," says Seacome, 
"though a rebel, he was neither wanting in care or diligence to dis- 
tress the house. He denied a pass to three sick gentlemen to go 
out of the house, and would not suffer a midwife to go in to a gen- 
tlewoman in travail, nor a little milk for the support of young infants, 
but was every way severe and rude beyond the barbarity of a Turkish 
general." Rigby's quarters were constantly at Ormskirk, and he came 
daily to the leaguer. On 20 March a letter from the Earl of Derby 
was sent into the house by a messenger, " one Jackson, a sawcy and 
zealous chaplain to Mr. Rigby." ^^ On 5 April, Ashton and Moore, 
by a letter dated from Ormskirk, urged all ministers and parsons in 
Lancashire to pray for success in the siege. On 12 April there was 
another successful sally, when the batteries of the besiegers were 
destroyed. On the 25th a furious summons was sent to Lady Derby, 

26 Markham, Life of Sir William Fairfax, 133. 27 Journal (1823) 33. ] 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, . 15 

who, calling the drum into her presence, and tearing his message into 
pieces, threatened to hang him up at the gates, saying, " Tell that in- 
solent rebel, Rigby, he shall neither have person, goods, nor house!" 
On the following day there was a sally, and a large mortar was cap- 
tured. The condition of affairs on i May is revealed by a letter of 
Colonel Rigby 's, dated from Ormskirk, addressed to the deputy-lieu- 
tenants of Lancashire, and preserved in the Fairfax correspondence.^** 
Rigby urges his need of assistance, and says he was " enforced to 
borrow great and considerable sums of money, both upon my word 
and bond, for the public use." "We have had many nights together 
alarms, and beaten them into the house six or seven times in a night, 
and by these alarms and great numbers in the house, and by our 
losses, my soldiers have been enforced to watch and stand upon the 
guard in the trenches for two nights together, and others two nights 
in four, in both which kind my son hath performed his duties as the 
meanest captain ; and for myself I almost languish under the bur- 
den, having toiled above my strength. The length of the siege and 
the hard duties have wearied out all the soldiers ; many have 
departed without licence, many of the volunteers of Leyland and 
Amounderness (though called) have forborne to come to my aid; 
and divers of Col. Moor's soldiers here with me have refused to do 
duties in times of necessity ; and want of pay was their pretence." 
The colonel finally hints at "waiving" the work, unless he was 
assisted. On the matter of money, here introduced, the author of 
the Journal of the Siege says, that when the besiegers would have 
mutinied, Rigby quickened them "with some small pittance of their 
pay, declaring it had cost him ;^2000, who was never knowne to bee 
worthe one till hee became a publike robber by law; but you must 
remember that hee had been a lawyer, and a bad one." Meanwhile 

^ Fairfax Correspondence, III. 91. 



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no help arrived to the besiegers, and the garrison was less harassed. 
Rigby's name, as one of the committee at Manchester, is at the head 
of a list of seven others, who from that town, on i6 May, wrote to 
the Earl of Denbigh in reply to his requests for assistance. The 
committee say that the "siege at Lathom House, having a desperate 
and too well provided enemy within, continues still not to be broken 
up, unless we will resolve to begin the whole work anew. The Earl 
of Derby in Wirrall and that part of Cheshire, even all along the 
river over against us, is very potent, — makes inroads upon us, and 
keeps us in continual alarms. . . . We make bould further to give 
intimation to your Lo'pp that wee feare wee have armed divers 
amongst us who are enlisted in severall companies whom (if we 
should remove our old tryed souldiers out of the county) we durst 
not trust either in our garrisons, siege, or confines, especially if the 
Erie of Darbie should appeare amongt us." ^^ On 23 May, Capt. 
Mosley took in a last summons from Cols. Holland and Rigby. 
But the approach of Prince Rupert and the Earl of Derby broke up 
the siege. On 25 May this relieving army crossed into Lancashire 
at Stockport, and thereupon the Colonels before Lathom dispersed. 
Holland returned to Manchester, Moore to Liverpool; and on the 
27th Rigby drew up his army of 2000 or 3000, and marched to 
Eccleston Green, where he halted, irresolute which way to retreat. 
He would have gone to Manchester, had Rupert not been in the 
way. At last he decided for Bolton. The author of the Discourse 
(page 49) says that Rigby in this emergency was in great fear for 
his family at Preston, and that he sent them word to pack up his 
goods and flee into Yorkshire, which they did. Meanwhile Prince 
Rupert and Lord Derby, passing over the Mersey near Sir Cecil 
Trafford's house, and avoiding Manchester, successfully attacked 

"^ Memoir of James, Earl of Derby, civ. cv. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 17 

Bolton on 28 May, when, it was computed, 1200 of its defenders 
were slain, a large number of them being Colonel Rigby's sol- 
diers belonging to Amounderness. The colonel himself narrowly 
escaped. He was on horseback, and in the melee he thrust himself 
among the enemy, and having learned their watchword, just about 
the time when Prince Rupert's horsemen were entering the town, 
he put spurs to his horse, "springs up before them, like a resolute 
commander, calls them up, saying, ' March on ! the town is our 
own ! ' and so riding and bestirring himself amongst them, there 
was no notice taken on him; but when he saw a fit time for him 
he tooke it, and with one man went his way towards Yorkshire." ^^ 
Such was the termination of the Lathom campaign. The cavalier 
Blundell heard the Countess of Derby say that year that "since 
miracles ceased in the church she thought there had not been a 
more wonderful thing than the preservation of Lathom House. It 
was then newly relieved from a long siege, in which her ladyship 
made a most noble resistance." ^^ 

After this disaster we lose sight of Rigby for a time, during which 
he, or his son, joined Sir Wm. Waller in the west, with Sir Wm. 
Brereton.^^ We again meet with the colonel in London, where his 
former activity as a legislator was not forgotten. On 12 July, 1644, 
the House of Commons referred it to the Committee of Sequestra- 
tors of Middlesex, London, and Westminster to provide a conven- 
ient house for Col. Alexander Rigby and his family.^^ In his straits 
at Lathom the colonel, amongst other liabilities, had become bond 
for ^300 for powder taken up in Warrington, and on 24 September 
the House of Commons ordered the deputy-lieutenants to pay that 
sum to him out of the first moneys coming in.^* We frequently 

^ Robinson, Discourse of the Warr, 52. ^i Blundell, Cavalier's Note Book, 295. 
3^ Whitelocke, I. 268. ^ Journals, House of Commons, III. 559. ^ Ibid. 
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meet with his name, as heretofore, on new committees. On i8 
October he was one of the Lancashire assessors for raising relief 
for Ireland, by which the county had to contribute ^83 6s. 8d. 
weekly.^^ On 20 February, 1644-5, ^^ was one appointed to raise 
money in Lancashire towards the maintenance of the Scottish army, 
of which the share of the county per month was ^730 is. 4d. His 
son Edward and others were associated with him in this heavy and 
unpopular tax.^^ The pay of Rigby's old regiment being much in 
arrear, a hateful plan was adopted to raise funds. On 15 May, 
1645, Major Rigby and Major Robinson, two ofhcers of Col. Rig- 
by's regiment, were permitted to make discovery of any Papist's or 
Delinquent's Estates.^^ 

Col. Rigby's devotion to the revolution induced the House of 
Commons, from 25 March, 1645, to allow him £/\. weekly for his 
maintenance; and William Ashurst, John Moore, and about seven- 
ty other members received the same gratuity on the ground that all 
had lost or been deprived of the benefit of their estates, or were in 
such want that they could not without supplies support themselves 
in the service of the House. The order, which was originally drawn 
up for the House by Rigby himself, was discharged on 20 August, 
1646.^^ When the ordinance of Parliament, 20 June, 1645, associat- 
ed the northern counties against " Papists and other ill-affected per- 
sons," Rigby and his usual associates were made commissioners for 
another burthensome tax, to raise in Lancashire 438 horse.^^ On i 
July he was on a committee to consider the propositions for the 
speedy relief of Ireland.*^ 

5^ Husband, Collections (folio), 563 ; comp., Civil War Tracts, 91. ^ Husband, Collections, II. 613. 
^^ Journals, House of Commons, IV. 143. ^^ ibid, IV. 141, 161, 649. 
^ Husband, Collections, 666-668. 

*° Meanwhile the second siege of Lathom, then held by Capt. Rawstorne, was taking place, and in 
the service against it the younger Alexander was engaged, under Colonel Egerton. By some means 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 19 

On 29 August, 1645, ^ parliamentary ordinance appointed Col. 
Rigby a committee-man to assess the already over-taxed county for 
" the soldier's lay," the amount not to exceed ^300 per month. Be- 
sides the usual persons, this committee included Edward Rigby, 
Esq., Alexander Rigby the younger, Esq., Nicholas Rigby of Har- 
rock, Esq. ; and Alexander Norris of Bolton, gent., was treasurer.^^ 
The colonel was in Lancashire again for a period, and fate once 
more took him to Lathom House, not yet surrendered. In some 
parleys which the besiegers had with the garrison. Col Rigby prog- 
nosticated the surrender from "the smell and taste" of the garments 
of the latter, as Major Robinson relates (p. 62). On 3 December 
the House surrendered. 

When the Earl of Warwick, 21 March, 1645-6, was constituted 
Admiral and Governor-in-Chief of all foreign plantations, planted by 
the English, Alexander Rigby was among the members of Par- 
liament joined with him for aid and assistance.^^ Of trivial matters 
which came under the cognizance of the lynx-eyed member, one 
should be mentioned connected with Lady Grosvenor, wife to Sir 

Alexander was taken prisoner, and was kept in Lathom House for a few months. A resolution 
of the House of Commons, 27 Feb. 1644-5, ^^^ passed to the effect that the House approved 
of the exchange of Lieutenant-Colonel Uriah Leigh, prisoner to the Parliament in Peter House, for 
Lieutenant-Colonel Rigby, who was to give bond to Colonel Rigby and agree to other conditions for 
the due completion of the exchange. The negotiation about the two prisoners, who were kinsmen, 
was a long affair. On 3 May, 1645, another resolution approvmg of the exchange was passed by the 
House, and it was ordered that Mr. Rigby be enjoined to put in suit for the advantage of the public 
the bond entered into by Sir Bevis Thelwall for not performing the condition thereupon touching the 
enlargement of Mr. Alexander Rigby, eldest son of the said Mr. Rigby, and to do all acts for the 
speedy recovery of the same {Journals, iv. 6^, 131). The younger Alexander was at length freed; 
and it was he who, on 6 July, was at Manchester, where, with Cols, Stanley, Holland, Egerton, 
Hyde, and Raphe Ashton, he signed a letter to the Speaker, carried up by Samuel Birch, stating 
that though, except at Lathom House, there were no visible forces in the county itself, danger was 
to be expected from the Earl of Newcastle's great force at Bradford, near which it seems a large 
quantity of arms and ammunition, which the Lancashire colonels had sent thither, had been cap- 
tured. The writers also fear the " abundance of Papists and malignants swarming amongst us," and 
beg for assistance in the present "bleeding condition" of the county {Local Gleanings, 11). 
*i Husband, Collections, 718 ; comp., Civil War Tracts, 210. ^^ Husband, Collections, 829, 830. 



20 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Richard Grosvenor. On i May, 1646, Rigby and others were ap- 
pointed to examine information given concerning words spoken in 
Lady Grosvenor's chamber; and she, Eleanor Windell and EHzabeth 
Cotton, two waiting maids, and Dr. Biron, were arrested for the 
purpose.'*^ 

On 15 May, 1646, Col. Rigby had leave of the House to go into 
the country. The mention of his name in the Journals soon after, 
shows that he did not go. On 11 July he was one of the Commis- 
sioners for the conservation of the peace between England and Scot- 
land, and among the other names were Sir William Brereton and 
Mr. Ashurst.^^ In February 1646-7 his son Edward, who inherited 
the father's activity and ambition, was arrested and imprisoned for 
debt by William Porter and Thomas Turner; whereupon Col. Rig- 
by on the 15th brought the matter before the House, declaring that 
his son was his servant "for these three months past," and that the 
arrest was contrary to the privilege of members. The committee of 
complaints were ordered to enquire into the matter; but it was not 
till 18 January, 1647-8, following that the report was received and 
proceedings at law were stayed.*^ Colonel Rigby was a member oi 
the committee to relieve persons sued for any act done by authorit}' 
of Parliament, 21 May, 1647.^^ As one of the Sequestrators of Lan- 
cashire, his name is attached to a letter, dated 28 August, 1647, con- 
cerning Lord Derby's estate."^^ 

On 20 December, 1648, Colonel Rigby signed the remonstrance 
against making a treaty with the King in the Isle of Wight. On 

*3 Journals, House of Commons, IV. 529. • 

*^ Husband, Collections, 905 ; comp., Rushworth, Collection, IV. 313 ; Thurloe, Collection, I. 79. 

*^ Very shortly after this discreditable transaction the petition of Edward Rigby of Gray's Inn 
junior, son of Alexander Rigby, Esq., was read to the House, 25 Feb., 1647-8, begging for the office 
of Clerk of the Crown for the County of Lancaster during his life, void by the delinquency of Alex 
ander Rigby of Burgh, Esq. ; and a motion to give him the office was negatived, Mr. Wm. Ashursi 
being appointed {Journals^ v. 471-2). 

**^ Sc obeli, 122. *'^ Seacome, 148. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 21 

25th Colonel Moore signed the same paper.*^ To prevent the 
Treaty the King's person was seized, and when it was decided to 
bring him to trial, Cromwell nominated Col. Rigby as one of the 
judges. Much as Rigby hated the King he declined to act. " In 
1648, Rigby, who was still acting as Colonel in Lancashire, joined 
the High Sheriff in signing the warrant for apprehending and com- 
mitting Col. John Booth to prison at Liverpool, from whence he 
was afterwards sent to the Tower on a charge of favouring the Duke 
of Hamilton's rising."*^ 

Amongst the legal promotions in 1649 Col. Rigby comes into no- 
tice. On I June the "merits and deserts" of Mr. Sergeant Brad- 
shaw were ordered to be considered by the House. It was next re- 
solved that the House approved of Peter Warburton, Esq., to be 
one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas ; and of Alexan- 
der Rigby, Esq., to be one of the Barons of the Court of the Excheq- 
uer. Writs were then ordered to be issued for calling Warburton 
and Rigby to the dignity and degree of a sergeant-at-law ; and an 
act was brought in for making the writs returnable immediately.^^ 

Henceforth the quondam colonel is called Baron Rigby, and the 
remaining events of his life are connected with his judicial duties. 
The Judges of Assize were then appointed by the Lords Commis- 
sioners of the Great Seal, who, in conjunction with the House of 
Commons, made at this time some necessary alterations. An Act 
was introduced 15 June, 1649, ^^r enabling the judges that went on 
the northern circuit to hold an assize at Durham, in reference to 
which Baron Thorpe, who that year took the northern circuit, was 
ordered to consult with Baron Rigby how to continue the proceed- 

*8 Walker, Independency, ii. 48. *^ Robinson, Discourse of the Warr, 128. 

^° Whitelocke, Memorial, in, 43. The portrait to illustrate this article was undoubtedly made at 
this period of his career, as he is depicted in his judicial robes and wig, and by close inspection the 
cap may be seen. This is the only picture of any person connected with early Maine history known 
to be in existence. 



22 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

ings in the co. Palatine of Lancaster as formerly.^^ On 21 June an- 
other act was introduced for keeping a session or assize in the Cas- 
tle of Lancaster on 7 September ensuing, and it seems likely that 
Rigby presided at this assize. Baron Rigby is returned in the 
Church Survey of 1650, as one of the impropriators of the tithes of 
Barton in Preston parish, and of Poulton. On i April he and 
Thorp, as two barons of the Exchequer, were two of the Commis- 
sioners named in the act for establishing the High Court of Justice.^^ 

Judge Rigby's last appearance at an assize was in August, 1650, 
at Chelmsford in Essex, where a sermon was preached before him 
on Luke xvi. 2. Soon afterwards the judge fell sick, and the assizes 
were adjourned, promise being made to come back and finish them 
there after the Croydon Assizes were over. Rigby sat at the latter 
place, where his sickness so much increased, and where Judge Gates, 
his colleague, was also attacked in the like manner, as well as the 
High Sheriff of Surrey, that "all three were speedily conveyed away 
thence to London, where they all three died immediately after, even 
within a seven-nights space or thereabout, of a most violent pesti- 
lential fever; and very many more of their clerks, officers, and at- 
tendants on the said assizes died also at the same time, as ^as gen- 
erally and most credibly informed and reported."^^ 

The date of Rigby's death was 18 August, and Baron Gates died 

^1 Journals, House of Commons, VI. 233. ^^ Council of State Proceedings, 73. 

^^ This relation is taken from John Vicar's Dagon Demolished : or, Twenty Adtyiirable \Wonder- 
fur\ Examples of God^s Severe Justice mid Displeasure against the Subscribers of the late Eitgogement 
against our Lawful Sovereign King Charles the Second . . . published to reclaim such Fanat- 
ique persons, who have been too forward to promote this Wicked Destrtictive Engagement, 4to. 1660. 
The writer adds that Rigby was " a most desperate enemy to the Presbyterians' Church Discipline, 
as being a great Independent," this being the cause of the Divine displeasure ; and he also says that 
he himself knew "one Capt. Hindley, one of Judge Rigby's chief clerks or officers, who died at the 
same time, immediately upon the very same time of these Judges' deaths, a most remarkable and 
fearful example of God's wrath upon engagers and sinful Complyers with workers of iniquity." Ful- 
ler in his Church History, ed. Oxon., iv. 402, who discusses gaol fevers, confirms the extraordinary 
account of Vicars, when he relates that " a great depopulation happened" on this occasion. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 23 

on the following day.^^ Gates was interred at the Temple Church. 
Rigby's remains were said to have lain in state at Ely Place, Hol- 
born, and the interment took place at Preston, on the 9 September.^^ 
The Cavalier Blundell, like Vicars, noted the " Example " of the 
death of Judge Rigby, but it affected him in another respect. 
" There died in the compass of about one year, four of our chiefest 
Lancashire colonels of the Parliament party, viz.. Ash ton [Ralph of 
Middleton, died, says Dugdale, in February, 1650] ; Dodding 
[George of Conishead, died in 1650] ; More [John, M. P. for Liver- 
pool, died in 1650]; and Rigby [died 18 August, 1650], of which 
the last was thought, as his nephew told me, to be certainly poison- 
ed."^^ Although Rigby made such a mark in the country, he seems 
to have been almost as obscure in Goosnargh as his residence was. 
No story and no memory of him has survived amongst a people, who 
are naturally fond of traditionary lore, and there are the descendants 
of many of Rigby's contemporaries still inhabiting the locality. 
This is probably in Rigby's favour, for 

The evil that men do lives after them, 
The good is oft interred with their bones ; 

and this would lose none of its force amongst a race of people who 

are prone to say much about " seed, breed, and generation." 

The next paper will relate the history of the Plough Patent, and will be ac- 
companied by a map of that grant. 

^ Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, II. (xiv), 532. ^^ Fishwick, History of Goosnargh, 147. 

s** Blundell, Cavaliers Note Book, 29. The authorities consulted in the preparation of this article 
include the following works: The Moore Rental, VIII; Seacome, Memoirs of the House of Stan- 
ley; Foss', Judges, IV. 490; Visitation of Lancashire (1613), 65, and {1665), 145 ; The Civil War 
Tracts, /^i'j/w; A Discourse of the Warr in Lancashire, /ajj-zw ; Notes and Queries, 4 S. viij. 247 ; 
Lancashire Lieutenancy, pp. 275-8 ; Fishwick's Hist, of Goosnargh, pp. 140, seq.^ with a portrait, like- 
wise engraved in The Reliquary, xi. 247, and in Croston's Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and 
Cheshire, p. 333 ; Halley's Nonconformity in Lancashire, vol. i. 308 j^^. and /oj«»« ; &c. Other 
sources of information are mentioned passim^ as above quoted. This biography is compiled 
from a sketch of Rigby's life published in the Palatine Note Book by its editor, John Eglinton 
Bailey, Esq., F. S. A. of Stretford, Manchester, England, to whom full credit is due for the collection 
of original material and procuring a copy of the miniature portrait at the head of this article. 



24 Maine Historical and Genealogical Hecorder. 



SCOTT FAMILY OF PITTSTON. 



COMMUNICATED BY WM. H. SMITH. 



FIRST GENERATION. 

Benjamin Scott ^ lived in Cambridge and Braintree previous to 
his settlement in Rowley, Mass. He was a resident of the latter 
town in 165 1. He was born in England, and died in 1671. His 
will dated June 6th, and proved Sept. 26, 1671, mentions sons Ben- 
jamin and John, and daughter Mary. 

His widow was murdered by a judicial order at Salem, Mass. 
Sept. 2 2d, 1692 ; being the only person from Rowley who fell a vic- 
tim to that ignorant fanaticism known as witchcraft. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of Benjamin^ and Margaret Scott. 

^ Hannah b. probably in England, married Christopher Webb. 
■John b. Dec. 25, 1640, d. young. 
'Joseph b. July 14, 1644, d. 1664. 
^Benjamin b. July 5, 1646, m. Susanna Scales. * 

^ John b. July 2, 1648. 
^Elizabeth d. young. 
■^ Mary m. John Decker. 
^-^ Samuel and Sarah d. young. 

THIRD GENERATION. 

Joseph "^ (Benjamin ^ Benjamin^), born Sept. 4, 1682, m. Nov. 25, 
1707, Mary dau. of Nathaniel Barker. He died June 11, 1754, aged 
72. His wife died June 23, 1763, aged 83. They had seven 
children, among whom were Joseph and Martha. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 25 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

Joseph* (Joseph ^ Benj.^, Benj.^), born June 3, 1714, m. Oct. 18, 
1736, Jemima Jewett. In the history of Rowley he is mentioned as 
Captain Scott. He was chosen one of the Committee of Safety by 
the citizens of that town, March 19, 1776, and appears to have been 
active in the miHtary affairs of that time. He died Dec. 13, 1801, 
aged d>j. His wife died March 14, 1792, aged "j^. They had sons 
Daniel, Moses and Pierce. 

Martha Scott m. James Jewett, born 171 7 and settled in Newbury- 
port. They had sons. Rev. Caleb, a prominent Divine, who was or- 
dained in Gorham, Me., in 1783 ; they have no descendants living. 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Daniel^ (Joseph*, Joseph ^ Benj.^ Benj.^), born in Rowley, Mass., 
Oct. 16, 1737, bapt. same day by Rev. Jedediah Jewett of that Par- 
ish. He moved wh'en a young man to New Milford (Alna) Me. with 
a Mr. Nelson whose dau. Elizabeth he afterward married. With 
his future father-in-law he erected a saw-mill in their adopted town. 
His wife was born in 1760; they were married about 1777 when he 
was 40 years of age. He moved to Pittston in 1803, exchanging 
farms with Nathan Adams ; his taxes that year for some cause were 
abated by a vote of the town. He was in the French war in the 
same Company with his brother Pierce, commanded by Capt. Israel 
Poore. He died in 1807, leaving children, 

^Jemima, d. young. 

'^ Jemima, born in New Milford (Alna) July 14, 1780, married March, 1823, 
Dea. Jabez N. Mitchel of Pittston. He was born in N. Yarmouth 
March 7, 1777, and died in Pittston Dec. 18, 1864. She died March 
22, 1865. They had one child Abraham Mitchel, born May 2, 1824, 
married Hannah Mitchel, Oct. 37, 1849, ^^^7 ^^^^ '^"^ Iowa and have 
children. 



26 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

^ John*, born in Wiscasset Apr. 27, 1782. He followed the sea in early life 
and was afterward a sea-captain. He came to Pittston in 1807, the 
year his father died, and bought a part of his farm. He was a soldier 
in the war of 1812. He married in May 1823, Thankful, dau. of Hub- 
bard and Patience (Godfrey) Eastman. Her father was a cousin to 
Gov. John Hubbard of Pla Howell. She was born Apr. 27, 1798 and 
died in Pittston Nov. 9, 1834. He never married again. He died at 
the residence of his son on the homestead, March 4, 1877, at the age of 
95. They had five children. 

* Betsey, born 1785, married George Stacy in Pittston 1806. They lived in 
Eliot, Me. He died in 1867, and she died in 1870. They had children, 
Gilbert, Daniel, Lucy Ann, Mary Elizabeth, John, George, George 2d, 
Hannah Jane, Lydia, and Ann. 

^Joseph, born 1790, died at St. John, N. B., Jan. 22, 1830, unmarried. 

^Mary, born 1792, married John Mansfield in Pittston 1807. It is supposed 
he was killed in the war of 1812. She died in Pittston Sept. 18, 1816, 
leaving no children. 

'Daniel, born in Wiscasset Feb. 2, 1794, married in Winthrop, Me., in 1822, 
Ruth Cummings of that town, where she was born Oct. 14, 1799. She 
died Apr. 2, 1843. They had nine children. He married 2d, Nancy 
Parcher of Pittston, Apr. 3, 1844, and in 1852 moved to California with 
his family and settled in Santa Cruz, where he died Aug. 21, 1867. 
His wife died in Waterville, Me., Aug. 9, 1882. They had three 
children. 

*Capt. John Scott, on July 27, 1806, met with the following adventure. He was on board the 
schooner Cygnet, of Philadelphia, bound to Newburyport, when at twelve o'clock at night they were 
capsized in a thunder squall, while he and a companion were asleep in the hold of the vessel. He 
suddenly awoke, finding himself in water up to his neck, and the air so close as to nearly suffocate 
him. The men on the outside of the vessel, supposed they must have perished, as they could hear 
nothing of them, although with his powerful voice he shouted for aid with all his might. Knowing 
he could not long survive in that situation, he took his jack-knife from his pocket, with which, before 
daylight, he had displaced a portion of the deck, sufficiently large for his body to pass through, and 
with the aid of a rope the men on the outside drew him from his perilous situation. There were 
fourteen men on board, and his unfortunate companion was the only one lost. They were taken from 
the wreck the following night. He lost one hundred dollars in gold, some silver, his chest and his 
clothes, but the knife which saved his life, is still in the possession of his family as a valuable relic. 
He continued to follow the sea until he was fifty-one. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 27 

^Lucy, born 1797, died unmarried Dec. 26, 1826. 

® Hannah, born 1799, married Benjamin Goodwin of Dresden, Me. He was 
a grand son of Maj. Samuel Goodwin the Tory, who was born in 
Charlestown, Mass., and inherited a large tract of land in Pownalboro'. 
She died in Pittston Oct. 24, 1883. They left no children. 

^° William, born about 1801, died in California, unmarried. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

John^ (Daniel ^ Joseph ^ Joseph ^ Benj.^, Benj.^), born in Wiscas- 
set Apr. 27, 1782, m. May, 1823, Thankful Eastman and had 
children, 

^Elizabeth A., m. Dec. 15, 1858, Capt. G. Leander Cox, deceased. They 
had children, Etta Flagg, William P., Susan Scott, Albert Scott, Jessie 
L. Mrs. Cox removed to Boston, Mass., and resided there with some of 
her family. 

^ Mary, resides in Pittston, unmarried. The writer is indebted to this lady 
for valuable information in regard to the history of her family. 

*John, born in Pittston Feb. 27, 1828, m. M. E. Emery of Buxton, Me. 
They had four children. 

* Nancy, died young. 

^ Laura, m. Sumner Smiley. They have one child, Mary E., b. June 21, 1869, 
and resides in Gardiner, Me. 

DanieP (Daniel ^ Jos.^ Jos.^ Benj.^ Benj.^), b. in Wiscasset Feb. 
2, 1794, m. Ruth Cummings in 1822. 

They had children, 

^ Hiram Daniel, b. Jan. 28, 1823, m. in 1861 Agnes Cummings. They have 
four children and reside in Santa Cruz, Cal. 

^Victoria, b. Aug. 8, 1824, d. young. 

*Lucy Ann, b. Aug. 2, 1826, m. Samuel Furgerson in 185 1, and died in Lin- 
den, Cal., Apr. 2, 1882. She left six children. 

* George Edwin, b. March 12, 1828, m. in 1852 Anna Barker, in Cal. He 

died at Santa Cruz, Cal., Sept. 8, 188 1. He left no children. 



28 Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 

^Victoria Maria, b. March 2, 1830, m. Cyrus Snow, in 1849, and resides at 

Santa Cruz, Cal. They have children married and living in Watson- 

ville, Cal. 
^ Sarah M., b. Sept. 28, 1832, m. Thomas Cooper in 1852. They reside in 

Watsonville, Cal., and have two children. The writer is indebted to 

this lady also for information of this branch of the family. 
'Joseph Wellington, b. Dec. 21, 1834, m. Anna Lapham in California, in 

1872. She was from Canada. They reside in Santa Cruz, Cal., and 

have two children. 
^Zilpha Caroline, b. March 21, 1837, m. in 1855, Lucius Sanborn. They 

reside in San Francisco, Cal., and have two children. 
®Ruth Delia, b. Feb. 11, 1841, m. Jerome Porter at Watsonville, Cal., in 

1864, and had two children. He married a 2d wife and had three 

children born in Pittston, Me. 
^^ Francisco D., b. Nov. 20, 1848, m. De Etta Harris of Santa Cruz, Cal., 

where they reside. 
"Charlotte I., b. Apr. 22, 185 1, died Nov. 12, 185 1. 
^2 Henry Parcher, b. Feb. 25, 1853, died at Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 24, 1870, 

unmarried. 

The brothers, John and Daniel Scott, were builders and com- 
manders of vessels. In 1827, they, with others, built the schooner 
Scott, 124 tons, which was commanded by Capt. John. In 1832, 
they, with the Stevens, built the schooner Hiram, 113 tons, 
w^hich Capt. Daniel commanded. These brothers probably owned 
an interest in other vessels. The men of this family were inclined 
to be sea-faring, and were a strong and hardy race. They, like 
most of us, had their faults, but were ever distinguished for honesty 
and indomitable perseverance ; the right kind of men to overcome 
obstacles and build up a country; and to record these slight sketches 
of their history, is a pleasure to him who has known them from his 
youth, and whose friendship has increased as the years have van- 
ished into that past whose influence is forever. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 29 

RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 
CHURCH IN SCARBOROUGH, MAINE. 



COMMUNICATED BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



\Continued from page I'ji^ Vol. I?\ 



Nov. 24, Thompson, son of Peter and Isabel Ingrouille. 

Rhoda, daughter of Christopher and Deborah Mitchel. 
Jan. 5, 1746. John, son of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Hephzibah, daughter of David and Hephzibah Sawyer. 

Rhoda, daughter of Jonathan and Martha Lebby. 

William, son of Elliot and Anna Vaughn. 

Nathaniel, son of Robert and Hannah Hasty. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Joshua and Susanna Small. 

Ezekiel, Eleanor, children of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 

Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Moody. 

Benjamin, son of Josiah and Rebecca Honywell. 

Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Lydia Berry. 

Enoch, son of Samuel and Rachel Fogg. 

John, son of John and Mary Larrabee. 

Stephen, son of John and Mehetabel Jones. 

Margaret, daughter of John and Sarah Thompson. 

Jane, daughter of John and Kezia Lebby. 

Clement, son of John and Jemima Meserve. 

Elizabeth, daughter of James and Elizabeth Lebby, 

Lucy, daughter of Richard and Hannah Honywell. 

Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Dorathy Small. 

Henry, son of John and Hannah Carter. 

Sarah, daughter of Andrew and Esther Lebby. 

Reuben, son of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 
Jan. II, 1747- Mary, daughter of John and Mary Fogg. 
Feb. 22, Ezekiel, son of Samuel and Mary Lebby. 
Mar. 22, Josiah, son of Josiah and Anna Lebby. 



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Mar. 2 2, Priscilla Gatchel, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth McKinney. 
29, Jesse, son of John and Anna Lebby. 

Gideon, son of Elijah and Lydia Bragdon. 

Peter, son of black Caesar and Hagar. 

Nathaniel, son of Daniel and Mehetabel Meserve. 

Hannah, Susanna, twin children of James and Abigail Lebby. 

Hannah, daughter of Sampson and Elizabeth Plummer. 

Arthur, Sarah, twin children of Elisha and Elizabeth Bragdon. 

Joshua, son of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Amy, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 

Rhoda, daughter of George and Mary Hanscom. 

Abigail, daughter of John and Margaret McKinney. 
22, Benjamin, son of Job and Susanna Mitchel. 

Feb. 28, 1 748. Temperance, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Moody. 

Susanna, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 
Mar. 13, Simeon, son of Edward and Sarah Skillin. 

Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Martha Lebby. 

Joel, son of David and Hephzibah Sawyer. 

Christopher, son of Nathaniel and Mary Rand. 

Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Sawyer. 

Edmund, son of Samuel and Rachel Fogg. 

Dorathy, daughter of Robert and Hannah Hasty. 

Hannah, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Allen. 

Mary, daughter of John and Relief Berry. 

Jonathan, son of John and Sarah Larrabee. 

Nathaniel, son of Elijah and Lydia Bragdon. 

John, son of John and Sarah Small. 

Robert, son of John and Sarah Thompson. 

Zipporah, daughter of black Caesar and Hagar. 

Pierce, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Dorathy Small. 

Joseph, son of John and Jemima Meserve. 

William, son of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

Joanna, daughter of John and Hannah Carter. 

Gideon, son of Daniel and Mehetabel Meserve. 
Mar. 19, Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon and Deborah Bragdon. 





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Aug. 


28, 


Sept. 


18, 


Oct. 


30) 


Nov. 


6, 


Jan. I 


)i749 


Feb. 


5) 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 31 

Apr. 2, Josiah, son of Christopher and Deborah Mitchel. 

23, Pierce, son of Pierce and Abigail Moody. 
Sarah, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca Honewell. 

May 20, Nehamiah, son of Samuel and Mary Lebby. 

Job, son of Job and Susanna Mitchel. 
June 4, Philemon, son of John and Anna Lebby. 
II, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Lebby. 
15, Sarah, daughter of Edward and Susanna Howard. 

Pub. Fast, occasioned by drought and inf. (?) 
25, David, Jonathan, children of David and Bethiah Hoit. 
Aug. 13, Samuel Gatchel, son of Joseph and Mary Driscow. 

27, Phineas, son of Josiah and Anna Lebby. 

Dec. 10, Thomas Wright, son of John and Margaret Mackinney. 
Jan. 28, 1750. Hannah, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 
Feb. II, William, son of Isaac and Elizabeth McKenny. 
•Mar. 4, Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Martha Lebby. 
II, Timothy, son of Joseph and Hannah Prout. 
18, Eda, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 
Apr. I, Esther, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Fogg. 
Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Mary Jones. 
Susanna, daughter of Joshua and Susanna Small. 
8, David Elwell, to be brought up under y^ care of Mr. Hagens. 
29, William, son of John and Relief Berry. 

Sarah, daughter of George and Mary Hanscom. 
May 20, John, son of Joseph and Phebe Martin. 
June 10, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Watson. 

24, Mark, son of Edward and Sarah Skillin. 
July I, Elisha, son of Elisha and Elizabeth Bragdon. 

8, Anna, daughter of Richard and Hannah Honewell. 

29, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 

Aug. 12, Phebe, daughter of Thomas and Mary Larrabee. 

26, Hannah, daughter of black Caesar and Hagar. 

Sept. 9, George, son of Walter and Mary Warren. 

Oct. 7, Joseph, son of William and Judith Davis. 

28, Catharine, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Sawyer. 
Dec. 23, Esther, daughter of Andrew and Esther Lebby. 



32 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Jan. 20, 1751. Jonathan, son of Elijah and Lydia Bragdon. 

Solomon, son of Solomon and Deborah Bragdon. 

Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Prout. 

David, son of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

John, son of Job and Susanna Mitchel. 

Jesse, son of Christopher and Deborah Mitchel. 

Priscilla, daughter of James and Abigail Lebby. 

Mark, son of Mathew and Sarah Lebby. 

Francis, son of Samuel and Dorothy Small. 

Edward, son of John and Sarah Small. 

Benjamin, son of Nathaniel and Mary Rand. 

Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah Carter. 

Anna, daughter of Josiah and Anna Lebby. 

Eunice, daughter of John and Anna Lebby. 

Hannah, daughter of David and Bethiah Hoit. 

Thomas, son of John and Jemima Meserve. 

Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah Fogg. 
Apr. 12, 1752. David, son of William and Mary Watson. 

Alice, son of William and Judith Davis. 

Hannah, daughter of Robert and Hannah Hasty. 

Isaac, son of Joshua and Susanna Small. 

Josiah, Benjamin, twin children of Edward and Sarah Skillin. 

Simon, son of Andrew and Esther Lebby. 

William Cotton, son of Walter and Mary Warren. 

Sarah, daughter of Mathew and Sarah Lebby. 

Kezia, daughter of Samuel and Anna March. 

Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Fogg. 

Jane, daughter of Roger and Lydia Honewell. 

Abigail, daughter of Richard and Hannah Honewell. 

Nathan, son of George and Mary Hanscom. 

New Stile^ Sarah, daughter of Josiah and Rebecca Honewell. 

Lydia, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth McKinney. 

N. S., Relief, daughter of John and Relief Berry. 

Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Martha Lebby. 

Martha, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy Small. 
24, Andrew, son of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 



Feb. 


10, 


Apr. 


28, 


May 


5' 




19. 


Aug. 


18, 




25> 


Sept. 


8, 




29, 


Oct. 


27. 


Nov. 


10, 


Dec. 


22, 


Apr. : 


12, I 




26, 


May 


3? 




i7» 




31, 


June 


14, 


July 


19. 




26, 


Aug. 


9j 




16, 




305 


Sept. 


17, 


Nov. 


26, 


Dec. 


10, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 33 

Dec. 24, Joel, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 

John, son of James and Lydia Mars. 
Feb. 4, 1753. Benjamin, son of Joseph and Mary Gatchel. 
Apr. 15, Deborah, daughter of Solomon and Deborah Bragdon. 
22, Nathanael, son of Thomas and Mary Larrabee. 
29, Mary, daughter of George and Sarah Stone. 

Lydia, daughter of Elijah and Lydia Bragdon. 
May 20, Sarah, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 
June 10, Jeremiah, son of Job and Susanna Mitchel. 
July I, Samuel, son of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 

22, Susanna, daughter of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 
Aug. 12, Lucy, daughter of Christopher and Deborah Mitchel. 
Sept. 2, James, son of William and Mary Larrabee. 
Jan. 13, 1754. Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Mehetabel Meserve. 
20, Zaccheus, son of John and Mary Small. 
27, Nathaniel, son of Philip and Joanna Gammon. 
Feb. 24, Benjamin, son of Samuel and Anna March. 
Mar. 17, Mary, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer jr. 

31, Elizabeth, daughter of Walter and Mary Warren. 
May 5, Rebecca, daughter of Edward and Sarah Skillins. 
Mary, daughter of Joshua and Susanna Small. 
26, Lucy, daughter of George and Mary Stone. 
William, son of black Caesar and Hagar. 
June 2, Humphrey, son of Elisha and Keturah Hanscom. 
Mary, daughter of Joseph and Mary Gatchell. 
Lucy, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 
Timothy, son of Joseph and Hannah Prout. 
William, son of Elisha and Elizabeth Bragdon. 
William, son of William and Judith Davis. 
Abigail, daughter of John and Hannah Carter. 
Phebe, daughter of Stephen and Sarah Sawyer. 
Little Nathaniel Sharp under their care. 
James, son of James and Mary Wag, of Papuduck. 
Jesse, son of Roger and Lydia Honewell. 
George, son of George and Abigail Hanscom. 
Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 
3 





9. 




II) 


July 


h 




145 


Aug. 


II? 




25> 


Sept. 


8, 




i5» 


Oct. 


3. 




20, 


Nov. 


3) 



34 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Nov. 3, Elisha, son of Elisha and Abigail Lebby. 

Joseph, son of Joshua and Strout. This last of Papuduck. 

10, Abner, son of John and Margaret McKinney. 
James, son of James and Lydia Mars. 
Dec. 8, Edmund, son of Jethro and Mary Lebby. 

Jerusha, daughter of Benjamin and Eleanor Sallis. 
15, Lucy, daughter of John and Hannah Fogg. 

William, son of Ebenezer and Mary Roberts. 

Mary, daughter of Humphrey and Sarah Richards. The two last 
children of Papuduck. 
Mar. 9, 1755. William, son of Benjamin and Mary Broawn (Brawn.?). 
23, Abigail, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 
Sarah, daughter of William and Mary Larrabee. 
Apr. 27, Betty, daughter of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 
May 4, Seth, son of John and Anna Lebby. 

Dorothy, daughter of Samuel and Dorothy Small. 
John, son of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 
Reuben, son of Mathew and Sarah Lebby. 
18, Isaac, son of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 
June 22, Edward, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer jun. 
July 20, John, son of Samuel and Anna March. 
Aug. 3, William, son of Job and Susanna Mitchel. 

Sept. 7, John, son of Moses and Elizabeth Hanscom, of Papuduck Parish. 
21, Mehetabel, daughter of Solomon and Deborah Bragdon. 
Eliakim, son of Richard and Mary Westcot. 

Anna, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Doane. The last two of 
Papuduck. 
Oct. 19, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Miriam Mitchel. 

Nehemiah, son of Daniel and Deborah Bayley, both of Papuduck. 
Nov. 9, Simeon, son of Allason and Sarah Lebby. 
26, Francis, son of John and Mary Small. 
30, Elisha, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 
Dec. 4, Daniel, son of Walter and Mary Warren. 

7, Anna, daughter of Samuel and Rachel Fogg. 
Feb. 8, 1756. Dorcas, daughter of Mark and Lydia Lebby. 
Mar. 7, Richard, son of Roger and Lydia Honeywell. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 35 

Apr. 4, Richard, son of Samuel and Thankful Uyer, of Parpuduck. 

25, Abigail, daughter of Daniel and Mehetabel Meserve. 
May 9, Phebe, daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth Larrabee. 

16, Mary, daughter of Elisha and Keturah Hanscom. 

Judith, daughter of Philip and Joanna Gammon. 
23, Moses, son of Elisha and Abigail Lebby. 

Prince, Negro servant of William and Anna Tompson. p,.*^St;> X^'*^ 

June 6, George, Mary, twin child'^ of George and Mary Stone. 

Eleanor, daughter of Mathew and Sarah Lebby. I 

8, John, son of John and Elizabeth Watson. 
20, Daniel, son of Jonathan and Martha Lebby. 
Aug. 15, Mary, daughter of Amos and Esther Warren. - 

22, Joshua, son of Joshua and Susanna Small. 
Sept. 5, Ichabod, son of William and Judith Davis. 
Oct. 24, Dorcas, daughter of John and Hannah Fogg. 
31, Edward, son of Edw^ and Sarah Skillin. 

Joseph, Eunice, twin child" of Isaac and Deborah Larrabee. 
Nov. 21, Ezekiel, son of Samuel and Sarah Larrabee. 
Jan. 16, 1757. William, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer, jun. 
Feb. 13, Mary, Elizabeth, twin child" of Joseph and Hannah Prout. 

20, Nathaniel, son of Walter and Mary Warren. 
Mar. 13, Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary Larrabee. 

Anna, daughter of Samuel and Anna March. 

16, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mary Driscow. 
Apr. 10, Zebulon, son of William and Mary Larrabee. 
May 8, Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Gatchel. 

22, Allason, son of Allason and Sarah Lebby. 

June 12, James, son of Samuel and Dorathy Small. 

Richard Honewell, son of Jonathan and Hannah Lebby. 

July 3, Eliakim, son of Hatevil and Jane Lebby. 

17, Jeremiah, son of Henry and Lydia Jones. *; 

26, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Lucy Plummer. 
A^g- 7) James, son of Jethro and Mary Lebby. 

21, Mathew, son of Edmund and Anna Haggens. 
28, John, son of George and Abigail Hanscom. 

Sept. 18, Esther, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 



36 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Dinah, daughter of black Caesar and Hagar, (the father is servant of 
Mr. Prout, the mother, servant of Mrs. Bearing). 

Mary, daughter of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew and Miriam Lebby. 

Esther, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Lebby. 

Susanna, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Esther, daughter of John and Abigail Damon. 

Isaac, son of William and Judith Davis. 

Henry, son of John and Mary Small. 

Peter, son of Walter and Mary Warren. 

John, son of John and Elizabeth Watson. 

Betty, daughter of Mark and Lydia Lebby. 

Betty, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Moody. 

Isaac, son of Moses and Mary Plummer. 

Uriah, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 

Roger, son of Roger and Lydia Honewell. 

Lydia, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah Lebby. 

Mary, daughter of John and Hannah Fogg. 

John, son of Peter and Mary Lawrence. 

Daniel, son of Elisha and Keturah Hanscom. 

Esther, daughter of Elisha and Abigail Lebby. 

Hannah, daughter of Joshua and Susanna Small. 

Elizabeth, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

Esther, daughter of Amos and Esther Warren. 
Jan. 2 1, 1759. Moses, son of George and Abigail Hanscom. 
28, Edmund, son of Edmund and Anne Haggens. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Anna March. 
Mar. 4, Mercy, daughter of James and Lidia Mars. 
July I, William, son of Samuel and Dorathy Small. 

John, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 
Feb. 23, 1760. Daniel, and Rachel, twin child'^ of John and Mary Small. 

Jane, daughter of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 
June 12, Sarah, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Lebby. 
July 13, Samuel, son of Samuel and Rachael Fogg. 

John, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 

Susannah, daughter of Jon* and Hannah Lebby. 



JNOV. 


20, 


Dec. 


14, 




25. 


Feb. 


26, 


Mar. 


12, 


Apr. 


2, 




9» 




30. 


May 


7» 




i4» 


June 


24, 


Ji^iy. 


23» 


Aug. 


27» 




3i» 


Sept. 


i7» 


Oct. 


8, 


Nov. 


19. 


Dec. 


3» 




10, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 37 

July 13, Lois, daughter of Mark and Lydia Lebby. 
Nov. I, Esther, daughter of Andrew and Meriam Lebby. 
Dec. 28, George, son of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

Joshua, son of Joshua and Susannah Small. 

Joseph, son of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Sarah, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

Dorathy, daughter of Thomas and Mary Larrabee. 

John, son of John and Hannah Fogg. 
Mar. 8, 1761. Sarah, daughter of Edmund and Anna Hagins. 

Lydia, daughter of Roger and Lydia Honniwell. 

Anna, daughter of Walter and Mary Warren. 

Benjamin, son of Elisha and Abigail Libby. 

Anna, daughter of Andrew and Marraim Libby. 
May 21, Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 

Nathan, son of Hatevil and Jane Libby. 
Sept. 12, 1762. Rhoda, daughter of Sam^^ and Rachel Fogg. 

Samuel, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 

John Skillin, son of Mark and Lydia Libby. 
19, Dorcas, daughter of John and Mary Small. 

Light, son of Elizabeth Allen. 
Oct. 31, Mary, daughter of Sam^^ and Anna March. 

[To be continued.l 




38 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



EARLY SETTLERS OF WELD. 



BY E. J. FOSTER. 



\_ConHnued from page lyg^ Vol. I.'] 

Elisha Holman was the next settler; he was born in Sutton, 
Mass., and married Phila Packard of Bridgewater, Mass., in the 
winter of 1799, and moved to Dixfield in March, 1800, where he 
remained until 1806, when he came to No. 5 and bought the land 
now the farm of Harrison Holman. A brook crossed this farm, 
and on that in 1807 Mr. Holman erected a saw-mill, the first in 
town. In 1808 he added to his mill a set of stones for grinding 
grain. This was a great accommodation to the settlers, as they 
were compelled to take their grain a distance of twenty miles, to 
Farmington or Andover, to be ground. Some of the men would 
carry a bushel of corn or wheat on their shoulders this distance 
to the mills, and return in the same way with their flour. Before 
grist-mills were constructed, the settlers used what they called 
samp-mills, made like a mortar from a short piece of a large log ; 
into this they put the dry corn and cracked it with a stone or club 
of wood, which was sometimes attached to a long pole made to act 
as a spring assisting them to handle the heavy pestle in pounding 
the corn. Nathaniel Kitteredge manufactured one of these 
machines which served the families in his part of the town until 
better facilities for the purpose were offered. After the corn was 
sufficiently broken in these mills it was boiled and eaten with milk 
or maple syrup. Mrs. Jere Foster made at one time a large kettle 
of samp and placed it on the hearth near the open fire to keep hot, 
when a gentleman from Boston who had come to the settlement to 
purchase land, called on her, and while standing before the fire, by 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 39 

some mishap stepped into the kettle, upsetting himself and the 
samp ; thus destroying her forthcoming meal which had been pro- 
cured only by long and tedious labor. Mr. Holman's mill was car- 
ried away by a freshet in 1838, but he rebuilt the saw and grist-mill 
in separate buildings, and in 1844 his son Gustavus constructed 
another dam on the same stream above his father's mills, where he 
built a shingle and clapboard mill, and in the great freshet of 1869 
they were all carried off, and never rebuilt. Mr. Holman died on 
the farm which he had occupied many years, Sept. 9, 1865, aged 88. 
His wife died Nov. 13, 1856, aged "jj. There were three births in 
the settlement in 1806, Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer Hutchinson, 
May 8; Philip, son of Philip Judkins, Aug. 15; Hannah, daughter 
of Joseph Russell, Dec. 6. Mrs. Russell died at this time, and this 
was the first death in the settlement. 

Stephen Holt came in the spring of 1807 from Wilton, N. H. 
His father was a sea-captain, and lived in Andover, Mass., when 
Mr. Holt was born, but soon after moved to Wilton. Mr. Holt 

married Hannah Lovejoy of , N. H. They settled on the next 

lot north of Abel Russell, where he built a log house on the hill 
east of the present residence. He remained on this place until 
18 18, when he removed to the farm now owned by Paul Sanborn ; 
he remained here until 1850, when he removed to the farm of his 
brother Asa, who died in 1825, and his widow in 1850. This farm 
was the one now owned by Japhet P. Maxwell. Mr. Holt remained 
on this place until his death, Dec. 9, 1855, at the age of 69. His 
first wife died Nov. 5, 1843, aged 56, and he married Phebe Doug- 
lass of Di:?^eld in 1846 ; she is now living in Jay. 

Nathan Holt came with his brother Stephen, and being young, 
he lived with him until he was twenty-one years of age, when he 



40 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

bought a half lot of land on the east side of Hedgehog Hill, of 
Abel Houghton in 1822, made a clearing and built a log house and 
barn the first year; here he lived alone two years, and on Dec. 12, 
1824, married Phebe Savery of Dixfield. They have ever since 
lived on this farm, and the last sixteen years their son Aaron has 
resided with them. Mr. Holt is now 84 years of age. 

William Holt, father of Stephen and Nathan, came into the 
settlement about 181 2, and lived with Stephen, but he soon after 
went to Phillips where he died in 1825, and his wife resided with 
her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Houghton, where she died. 

Joseph Storer Sen., came from Hopkinton, N. H., in April, 
1807, ^^d settled on the farm where Levi Webster now lives; but 
the buildings were on the hill above the present residence. Mr. 
Storer and his wife Rachel Low, were born in Ipswich, Mass., and 
married in 1776; they settled in Hopkinton, N. H., where nine 
children were born to them, Joseph, Isaac, Nancy, Aaron, Ruth, 
Daniel, Eliza, Lois, and John; these all came to No. 5. Joseph 
sen., died Jan. 6, 1826, aged 74; his wife died June 10, 1821, 
aged 68. 

Ephraim Russell, the next settler, was a brother to Abel and 
Joseph ; he came from Wilton, N. H., in 1807, and bought land of 
which he made what is now known as the Scammon farm. He 
married Rebecca, daughter of Abraham Ireland, Apr. 6, 1809. He 
remained on his farm until about 1850, when he moved to Read- 
field where he died a few years since. 

Bartholomew Reed, a son of Amaziah, came from Freeport in 
1807, and bought land in No. 6, west of Lemuel Jackson; he 
cleared a few acres and erected buildings, but in a few years he 
removed and settled on land near the present Holt school-house. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 41 



He was a convert in the great revival of 1808-9, and a soldier in 
the war of 181 2. He removed to Ohio with others in 18 18. His 
wife was Sylva, daughter of Lemuel Jackson. 

Elijah Stearns was born and lived in Merrimac, N. H., until 
1802, when he married Polly Rollins of New Salem, N. H., and 
went to Goffstown to live; but in the winter of 1807 came to No. 
5. He cleared a farm on the road leading from John Phelps' to 
James Masterman's, which had just been completed. He was a sol- 
dier through the war of 181 2. Charles, a son of Edward, son of 
Elijah, is an electrician of some note. Elijah lived on the farm he 
cleared until his death about 1855 ; his wife died a few years 
before him. 

The births in the settlement in 1807 were : Feb. 26, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Stephen B. Webster; March 3, Rachel, daughter of Samuel 
White; April 8, Benjamin, son of Joseph Storer; April 23, Bethia, 
daughter of James Houghton; July 12, Hulda, daughter of Ama- 
ziah Read; Aug. i, Abel, son of Abel Russell; Oct. 7, James, son 
of James Masterman. 

Samuel Gordon was the next settler; he came from Chester, 
N. H., in the spring of 1808, having previously married Ruth, 
daughter of Joseph Storer. He settled near the place afterward 
occupied by Keyes' mill. He taught school winters, first a private 
school in his own house, and afterward the district schools. He 
was a town officer many years, and deacon of the Baptist Church, 
from its formation in the town in 1809, until near the close of his 
life. Late in life he moved from his farm to one at the head of the 
pond, where he remained a few years, then went to live with his 
daughter Mary, wife of Stephen Holt; here he died Apr. 11, 1865. 
His wife died in 1876. 



42 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

David McLaughlin came to the settlement in 1808 from Dix- 
field, where his father who was a revolutionary soldier, lived after 
the close of the war, and where he died in 1805. David's mother 
soon followed him to the settlement ; his brothers were, Hezekiah, 
John, Silas, Phineas, Amasa, Benjamin, Hiram, and James. The 
four eldest were in the war of 181 2. Hezekiah was killed; the 
others went west in 1818-20, except Silas and James. 

Marmaduke Masterman came to No. 5 in the spring of 1808, 
from Hillsboro, N. H., and settled on the north side of the farm 
now owned by David Masterman, a few rods from where the saw- 
mill now stands ; here he remained a few years, then moved to the 
Ira Masterman farm where he lived until he went west in 1840. 
Two sons, Daniel and Nichols, and three daughters, Malinda, Har- 
riet, and Phebe, went west with him. Mr. Masterman was born in 
Dearing, N. H., and his first wife was Phebe Nichols of Hills- 
borough. She died Aug. 27, 181 7, and he married Hannah Howe 
of Rumford the next year. 

Abel Holt came in the autumn of 1808, from Wilton, N. H., 
and settled on the Luther Hutchinson farm. He married Grace 
Hobert of Wilton in 1808. She died June 10, 1822, and he mar- 
ried Isabella, daughter of Jonathan Pratt, Jan. 2, 1823. Mr. Holt 
was one of the first school teachers in town, and a deacon of the 
Baptist Church many years. 

Abel Fisk also came to the settlement in the autumn of 1808 
from Wilton, N. H. He came through Temple, Me., as did some 
others, and brought his goods on a wagon drawn by two horses, 
one of which he lost in the bog at Alder brook. Benjamin Hough- 
ton, in going to Temple a few days after, encountered a white-faced 
bear feeding on the flesh of the horse. Mr. Fisk settled in the 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 43 

southwest part of the town, and remained there until 1818, when 
he returned to Wilton, N. H., discouraged by the hard fare of the 
settlers, as we may judge from the account of the Rev. Samuel 
Sewall who visited him in the summer of 181 7, and found him with 
nothing to eat except the milk of cows, and potatoes which were 
then growing on the clearing. The season of 18 16 was very cold, 
and but little raised in the settlement, and the next year provisions 
were scarce and dear, consequently some of the settlers less pru- 
dent than others, suffered for want of proper food. Jere Foster 
said his family lived on the growing rye soon as the kernel could 
be shelled by hand ; this was cooked and eaten with milk, and was 
better fare than some others were able to provide. Mr. Fisk was a 
good teacher, and taught school nearly every winter while he was 
in the town. ' Abel Fisk and Ebenezer Hutchinson married sisters. 

Asa Holt was the next to come ; he was about fifteen years of 
age, and lived with his brother Stephen a few years, then learned 
the trade of a house carpenter which he followed the remainder of 
his life. He began the farm where J. P. Maxwell now lives near 
the village. He married Sibyl Butterfield, of Brattleborough, Vt., in 
181 5 ; he soon after opened a sto^*e for trade with the settlers, buy- 
ing large quantities of shaved shingles of them which he sent to 
Hallowell for disposition. He died June 12, 1825, his widow con- 
tinuing the trade he had established until 1829, when she married 
Joshua Eaton, of Wilton ; he continued the trade until the death 
of his wife Dec. 22, 1830. He then erected a more commodious 
building for the purpose and in company with James Brown con- 
tinued in trade till 1834, when he sold his interest in their business 
to Brown and returned to Wilton, where he afterward became a 
Congregational minister. One child was born to Asa Holt, a 



44 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

daughter Mary who after the death of her mother went to Brattle- 
borough, Vt. 

James Kittredge was born In Chester, N. H., in 1783, and in 
1806 married Mary Abbott, of Dunbarton, and soon after moved 
to the latter place, from which they came to No. 5, and settled on 
the Asa Masterman farm. He built a log house as soon as he 
arrived, and from logs hewed enough boards to construct a floor 
on which to place their bed, and moved in. His house contained 
the first window, (other than an opening in the wall stopped in 
coldest weather by a board or blanket,) in the settlement ; it was 
made of a sheep-skin scraped very thin and stretched across the 
opening in the wall ; this of course was not like glass, but let in 
the light and kept out the wind and cold. The next winter he 
finished his floor and another overhead. He taught school winters 
for several years in his own house at first, and afterward at different 
houses constructed for the purpose in the settlement ; he also held 
several town ofiices. Mr. Kittredge died July 8, 1852, aged 68. 
His widow taught a school summers for ten or twelve years in her 
house, doing her house work and teaching the children to read and 
write, and to " cipher " as far as the " Rule of Three " in Arithmetic. 
She spent her declining years with her son Decatur in Carthage, 
where she died Feb. 3, 1882, aged 95. The births in the settlement 
for 1808 were: Jan. 4, Mary, daughter of Philip Judkins; Jan. 24, 
Barnard, son of Elisha Holman ; April 6, Mary, daughter of Isaac 
Storer; Apr. 15, Anna, daughter of Ebenezer Hutchinson; June 
— , Jason, son of Jonathan Pratt; Aug. 5, Hannah, daughter of 
Stephen Holt; Oct. 8, Stephen, son of Stephen B. Webster; Nov. 
2, Mahala, daughter of John Phelps; Dec. 18, Daniel, son of M. D. 
Masterman. 

[To be continued.] 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Hecorder, 45 



NOTES ON THE SKILLINGS FAMILY. 



COMPILED BY WM. B. LAPHAM. 



The following records of this early Falmouth family are com- 
piled from various sources, mainly from Willis' History of Portland, 
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, and Pierce's Gorham, Kittery 
records copied by myself, and data from the Cumberland Registry 
of Deeds, make up the balance of the article. The records are 
very meager and unsatisfactory, and are offered for publication in 
the hope that some member of the family may be able to make 
additions thereto. The name is variously spelled, Skellen, Skillin, 
Skilling and Skillings being the more common changes found on 
record. The emigrant ancestor, who. Felt says, was in Salem prior 
to 1640, doubtless wrote his name Skellen. 

Thomas Skillings from Salem, was among the early settlers of 
Gloucester. Precisely when he moved there, the records do not 
show, but it is certain that he was among the first settlers. His 
land was near the ancient burying ground. As early as 165 1, he 
had moved to Falmouth, but had returned and was living in 
Gloucester in 1658, and that year came back to Falmouth, and died 
here in 1667. In 1658, he purchased the farm at Back Cove, of 
George Cleeves, which he occupied till his death, and which was 
held in the family for many years. It adjoins the Deering farm in 
Westbrook, and is about half a mile from Deering bridge. His 
will, dated Nov. 14, 1666, and proved Oct. 2, 1667, mentioned 
only two children, Thomas and John, and provided that the bulk of 
his property should go to his widow "during her widow's estate, 
and if she marry, she shall have but one-third, and the rest to be 
divided equally to all my children." The inference is that he had 



46 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

other children, but the only others on record were Abigail and 
Deborah (named for her mother), whose birth is recorded in 
Gloucester in 1640 or 1648. 

The inventory of the estate was taken by Phineas Ryder, George 
Ingersol and Nathaniel Wallis and was as follows: Housing and 
land, 80 pounds; marsh, 10 pounds; 4 steers, 22 pounds; 5 cows, 20 
pounds; 3 younger cattle, 6 pounds; 2 calves, i pound, ten shillings; 
1 1 pigs, 3 pounds, 6 shillings ; wheat and peas in the barn, 3 pounds, 
8 shillings; 18 bushels of wheat in dwelling-house, 4 pounds, 10 
shillings ; 6 bushels of Indian corn, i pound, 4 shillings ; 60 pounds 
cotton wool, 3 pounds; household furniture, 32 pounds, 16 shillings; 
total, 186 pounds, 14 shillings. 

Children : 

1 i. Thomas,^ b. 1643, J^- Mary Lewis. 

2 ii. John,^ b. , m. 

iii. Deborah,^ b. in Gloucester, 1640 or 1648. 

iv. Abigail, b. , m. Nov. 18, 1670, John Carney or Corney. 

1 

Thomas Skillings,^ Jr. who married Mary, dau. of George Lewis, 
b. in Falmouth, 1654, died early leaving two sons. His widow 
subsequently married Jotham Lewis, and for a third husband a man 
named Wilkins. She was living in Salem in 1732. 

Children : 
i. Joseph.^ 

3 ii. Benjamin.^ 

2 

John Skillings^ resided in Falmouth and was a prominent man in 
the early history of the town. During the first Indian war, in 1675, 
he continued in Salem, but at its close he returned to Falmouth, 
and Willis says, " entered with activity upon his early as well as his 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 47 

later possessions." The Salem records say that certain persons, 
among whom was John Skillings, " being driven from their habita- 
tions by the barbarous heathen, are admitted as inhabitants of the 
town, they most of them informing they have provisions enough 
for one year." When he returned to Falmouth in 1680, there was 
granted to him " one houselot on the west side of the lot where his 
house now standeth, and also the lands that were his father's at 
Back Cove are confirmed to him ; also a parcel of meadow land 
about three acres more or less, situated above a mile at Capisic 
river," etc. Willis says, the principal farm of John SkilHngs was at 
Stroudwater, about a mile northwest of Long Creek. He also had 
seven acres at the neck where Center street now is, which he 
obtained of Rev. George Burroughs in 1683, on which he had a 
house. (His son Samuel conveyed the Center street tract in 1732, 
to William Cotton and others.) It is said that Mr. Skillings died, 
and that his family moved to Piscataqua, but it is more probable 
that at the breaking out of the second Indian war, he moved there 
with his family and died there. I have been able to find no family 
record of this man, but several of them married and resided in 
Kittery. The following marriages of his children are found on 
Kittery Records : 

4 i. Samuel," b. 1677, m. Aroda, dau. of Andrew Haley, Dec. 25, 1702. 

5 ii. Josiah,'^ b. — , — , m. Mary Litton (?) 

6 iii. Rebecca,^ b. — , — , m. George Frink.^ 

3 

Benjamin Skillings, second son of Thomas jr., was one of the 
early settlers of Gorham. Pierce says that in 1745, when the 
Indian war was impending, he moved to Falmouth. He returned 

♦Probably son of John Frink of Ipswich, who died in 1676, leaving sons John and George. 



48 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

to his farm in Gorham in 1752. He was the first settler east of 
Little River in Gorham. 

Children: 

i. Deliverance,* b. Oct. 15, 1741. 

ii. Susanna/ ) twins, b. January 22, 1744. 

iii. Isaac,* ) m. Susanna Watson, 

iv. John,* b. March 2, 1746. 

V. Thomas,* b. May 8, 1748. 

vi. Abigail,* b. March 30, 1753. 

vii. Anna,* b. May 2, 1755. 

viii. Martha,* b. March 2, 1760= 

ix. Benjamin,* b. Apr. 2, 1763, m. Mary Burnell. 

4 

Samuel Skillings,^ son of John,^ married in Kittery, Dec. 25, 
1702, Aroda, daughter of Andrew Haley. Her sister Deliverance 
Haley became the wife of George Berry of Kittery, and was the 
mother of George Berry jr. of Kittery, afterward of Falmouth, and 
the proprietor of Berry's ship yard at the mouth of Fall Brook, at 
Back Cove. Samuel Skillings lived in Kittery many years, but 
finally returned to Falmouth, occupied a farm at Long Creek, and 
died there. He also came into possession of the estate left by his 
father. 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Nov. 22, 1703. 

ii. Rebecca,* b. May 25, 1705. 

7 iii. Samuel,* b. Feb. 4, 1706. * 
iv. Catherine,* b. Feb. 19, 1708. 

V. Dorcas,* b. June 19, 17 10. 

8 vi. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 25, 17 13, m. Ebenezer Doane. 
vii. Deborah,* b. 

viii. Joanna,* b. — , — , m. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 49 

5 

JosiAH Skillings,^ who married May 17, 1708, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Edward Litton (?) of Kittery, had : 

i. John,^ b. Aug. 15, 1709. 
ii. Edward,* b. May 29, 17 11. 
iii. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 24, 1713, m. Roger Bearing, 1723-4. 

6 

Rebecca Skillings^ married George Frink of Kittery and had: 

i. Elizabeth,* b. January 14, 1704, m. January 11, 1726-7, George Berry, 

of Kittery, who was afterward Major George Berry of Back Cove, 
ii. Mary,* b. January 17, 1706, m. Sept. 30, 1725, John Snow. 
iii. Rebecca,* b. Aug. 4, 1709, m. March 13, 1728-9, Ephraim Crockett, 
iv. Sarah,* b. Apr. 2, 171 1, m. Dec. 24, 1730, Robert More. 

7 
Samuel Skillings Jr.,* was an active man in Falmouth. He 
was captain of a scouting company and did valuable service in pro- 
tecting the frontier settlements during the last war with the French 
and Indians. I have obtained no records of his family. 

8 

Elizabeth Skillings,* sister of the preceding, married Ebenezer 

Doane of Long Creek. She received a grant of land at Long 
Creek, of 45 acres, from her father, which in 1792, was deeded by 
William Berry of Bucktown (Buckfield), to Edward Doane of Cape 
Elizabeth. She spent the last years of her life with her daughter 
Joanna in Buckfield, and died at an advanced age. 

Children: 
i. Levi ^ ; he went to sea and never returned. 

ii. Joanna,^ b. — , m. Wm. Berry of Falmouth, afterward of Buckfield. 
He was the son of George and Sarah (Stickney) Berry of Falmouth, 
and grandson of Major George Berry of Back Cove, 
iii. Deborah,^ b. — , — , m. Joshua Wescott and moved to Buckfield. 
iv. Mary,^ b. — , — , m. David Gammon, who was also early of Buckfield. 
Note. — Mary Litton ? p. 47, should be Lydston. 

4 



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GOV. KING AND HIS HOME IN BATH. 



BY MRS. A. S. SWASEY. 



[Bath Times, January 29, 1878.] 

Why was William King chosen as the " representative man " of 
Maine, whose statue should be her first contribution to the Hall of 
sculptured heroes In the Capitol at Washington ? 

Very satisfactorily were these questions answered upon the occa- 
sion of the " unveiling " of the statue, In speeches by our Maine 
Senators and Representatives, and particularly well by the fine 
speech of Mr. Frye in the House, who showed by his faithful por- 
trayal of Gov. King's public career and character why he was truly 
a representative man of our State, and by his delicate touches upon 
his personal characteristics, why his was a memory to be held in 
honor by us all. 

The noble statue by Simmons represents Gen. King as a younger 
man than our memory calls up. It is not the gray-haired man, a 
little bent with age, whom we used to see striding about the windy 
streets, with his blue cloak closely wrapped about him ; or walking 
with stately steps up the aisle of the old North church, with his 
cloak falling back from his shoulders, and displaying the scarlet lin- 
ing, a touch of color In the somber meeting-house particularly at- 
tractive to us. But we know that It presents truthfully all the finer 
personal appearance of his more vigorous days, and as a work of 
art, we are proud to hear it pronounced the finest In the collection 
and to claim it as a representative of one of Maine's most honora- 
ble men, by one of Maine's most gifted sons. Seeing the statue 
has brought back to my mind very vividly the Governor's old man- 
sion, and the afternoons of unmixed delight which I used, when a 



Maine Historical and Genealogical l^ecorder. 51 

child, to spend there. The house then stood on the shore of the 
Kennebec, near the site of the present post-office building, and 
from its windows commanded a fine view of the river. 

I remember so well the old Governor, his courtly presence, his 
heavy brow, and overhanging eye-brows, and searching eyes, his 
firm mouth which so readily softened into a smile, as he took the 
hand of a little child. And beside him, the slight but stately figure 
of his wife, whose soft voice and kindly care in entertaining us did 
so much to make our visit pleasant. The old mansion was a per- 
fect treasure house of enjoyment. The ample hall with its broad 
staircase, the bed-chambers with their high bedsteads and heavy 
draperies, the coat of arms on the wall, the parlor with its massive 
furniture and French plate mirrors; and over the mantel the sconce, 
with convex mirror and candles blazing in the winter twilight above 
the glowing fire on the hearth, are but parts of the picture so indel- 
ibly impressed upon my memory. 

The long dining room was at the end of the hall. Whether it 
was really very large, I have no idea. I only know its proportions 
seem vast to me, as I look back upon a table in the center, around 
which gathered half-a-dozen happy children, and from which it 
seemed a long journey to the high bookcases at the upper end, 
crowded with substantially bound volumes. 

The windows of the dining-room opened to the floor on to a 
veranda leading to the garden, where grew plum, cherry, apple and 
pear trees. 

In one corner of the garden, almost hidden by its vines — wood- 
bine and grapevine — stood a summer house, somewhat out of 
repair, and sadly needing a coat of paint, as my maturer judgment 
tells me. But then it was a bower of beauty to us, and held within 
it many a merry group ; and to this day it stands to me as the 



52 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

embodiment of its kind. For, whenever I read a story in which a 
summer house is described, the picture which always rises before 
me is just Hke this, as it looked in Gov. King's garden on those 
happy summer afternoons. 

But the greatest attraction of all was an old disused coach, stand- 
ing in the stable, which, after the delights of exploration within 
doors were exhausted, w^as a never failing source of enjoyment. 
Whether the family ever had used it, or whether it had descended 
from some more remote time of majesty, I know not. It was old, 
and faded, and worn. I imagine the springs had lost all their elas- 
ticity years before, and the gaily painted outside had parted with 
its pristine glory. But no matter! With unbounded delight we 
climbed the rickety steps, and seated ourselves upon the leathern 
cushions, and gave the reins to the steeds of our imaginations. 

Not alone to children were the hospitalities of the King mansion 
enjoyable; for we often lingered around the breakfast tables of our 
homes to listen to the stories told by our fathers and mothers, of 
the sociable tea-drinking, or the brilliant party of the evening 
before, given by the Governor and his wife, entertainments which 
were always pronounced to be the most complete in all the graces 
of cultured festivity that society in Bath afforded in those days. 

But all is changed now. I go back to 'these scenes of childhood 
and find the blue river still flowing past the familiar shore, but the 
old mansion has walked away from its ancient site, and stares at 
me from the opposite side of the street, a modern hotel. Its charm 
and its stateliness have vanished, buried long ago, with the dignity, 
the grace, and the hospitality of its master and mistress. 

Will they live again ? Are there those in the present homes of 
Bath who keep up the old time traditions of its cultured hospital- 
ity 1 Or were the former times better than these } 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 53 

Gov. King in his earlier manhood was engaged in the lumber 
business at Topsham ; but removed to Bath near the beginning of 
the century where his home remained until his death in 1852. He 
was buried with military honors, with tolling of bells and discharge 
of cannon, and was followed to the grave through streets draped 
with black and hung with flags, by the chief executive of the State 
and others who had held the same distinguished office, by the pres- 
ident and professors of Bowdoin College, of which he had been for 
twenty-eight years an influential trustee, and by many other gentle- 
men from abroad ; together with a large procession of his fellow- 
citizens. His remains were deposited in Maple Grove Cemetery, 
Bath, where the State has erected to his memory an obelisk of 
granite twenty feet high. 

His wife was the youngest of three sisters and one brother — 
Mrs. Joshua Head of Waldoboro, Mrs. E. L. Boyd of South 
Berwick, and John B. Frazier, who died in the Island of 
Curacoa, in the West Indies, where at the time of his death, he 
was American Consul ; this was in 18 19. These were all the chil- 
dren of Capt. Phoenix Frazier, and Elizabeth his wife, who resided 
in Boston. At an early age Mrs. King lost her father, and was left 
to the care of her mother. She was of uncommon comeliness of 
person, — naturally graceful, — of unobtrusive and retiring manners. 
In 1 799-1800, Gen. William King, then a merchant in Bath, and a 
representative of that town in the Legislature of Massachusetts, 
became acquainted with Miss Frazier, and made her his wife ; he 
was some years her senior, and very different from her in tempera- 
ment. On her marriage she removed to Bath, about the year 1800, 
where for more than fifty years she lived with her husband in afflu- 
ence and domestic happiness; and by her example and charities 
gave an elevated tone and character to the female part of the soci- 



54 Ilaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

ety of that, then, small commercial town. Mrs. King sustained 
herself with great equanimity, as the wife of her husband, through 
all the responsible stations he filled and the eventful scenes through 
which he passed for about half a century. A few years before her 
death she moved from Bath and resided with her son in Portland 
till she died July 4, 1857. ^^^ remains were carried to Bath and 
placed in Maple Grove Cemetery, by the side of her husband. 



CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS. 



COMMUNICATED BY J. L. DOUGLAS. 



PREBLE POINT ARROWSIC ISLAND. 

To the memory of Jonathan Preble born in York 1695 died 1768. 

Rebecca P., consort of Jonathan Preble, born in Old England, died 1739. 

To the memory of Mehitable, Consort of Jonathan Preble died March 4, 1768. 

NEAR butler's COVE, ARROWSIC ISLAND. 

Rev. Ezekiel Emerson died 18 15, Catherine his wife died 1791. 
Capt. John White died 1794, Mary McCobb his wife died 1791. 
Joseph Oakman died 1776. 

Samuel Denney died 1772. His first wife Sarah, died 1750, His second wife 
Rachel died 1752. 

Brig"". Gen. Samuel McCobb died 1791. 

DRUMMOND YARD, ARROWSIC ISLAND. 

In memory of Patrick Drummond Esq. who was born at Cappain Ireland June 
II, A.D. 1694, came with his sister and brother to America a.d. 1729, and died in 
Georgetown, Dec. 28, 1761, ag 67. 

NEAR WITCH SPRING, WEST BATH. 

Capt. Samuel Crooker died Nov. 21, 1842, aged 49 
Mrs. Isaiah Crooker died Sept. 15, 1795 aged 65 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 55 

Mrs. Hannah, 2^ wife of Isaiah Crooker, died Apr. 13, 1825 

Nath^ Sprague died Sept. 12 1802. 

Dr. Samuel Duncan died June 30, 1784, aged 39. 

Nathaniel Donnell died March 11, 1840 aged 61. 

Converse, son of Nath^ Donnell, (2d ?) died March. 20 1839. 

Rev. Francis Winter died Dec. 20, 1826, aged 82 

Alden Winter, son of Francis, died Jan'y. 18, 1864 aged 71. 

BERWICK. 

CONTRIBUTED BY N. J. HERRICK. 

In the town of Berwick, a short distance from Sullivan Square in that village, 
may be seen the graves with marble headstones of John and Margery Sullivan, the 
father and mother of Governor James and General John Sullivan distinguished 
during and subsequent to the revolutionary period. On the stones are the following 
inscriptions : 

Here 

are buried 

the Bodies of 

John Sullivan 

& Margery, his Wife. 

He was born in Limerick, 

in Ireland, in the year 

1692, and died in the year 

1796. 

She was born in Cork, 

in Ireland, in the year 

1714, and died in 1801. 

This marble is placed to their 

Memory by their son James Sullivan. 

The graves are enclosed by a neat and substantial iron fence placed there some 
thirty years ago by two of their descendants, the late Governor Samuel Wells of 
Maine, and the late ex-Senator John Sullivan Wells of New Hampshire. 



56 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 



MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED IN SANFORD, ME., 

BY REV. MOSES SWEAT. 



Copied for the Recorder from the Records of the Congregational Church, by Edwin Emery. 



1786. 
Aug. 3 
Sept. 17 

21 
Nov. 5 

12 
1787. 
March i 
8 

II 

April 12 

Aug. 1 1 
Oct. 4 
Nov. 15 



1788. 
Jan. 8, 
March 2, 

May 8, 
June 15, 

July 3> 
6, 

Oct. 9, 

Nov. 20, 

Dec. 28, 
1789. 



Jonathan Welch and Martha Emery. 

George Bean and Molly Daviss, both of Massabesic. 

Francis Morrison and Betty Welch. 

David Low and Ruth Clay. 

Joseph Bean and Charity Tebbets. 

Daniel Ross, of Wells, and Sarah White, of Sanford, North Parish. 

Eliphalet Taylor and Martha Lord. 

Moses Frost and Lucy Gatchel. 

Ebenezer Morrison and Susanna Stanley. 

Ebenezer Moore and Meribah Spears. 

Israel Spears and Sarah Glass. 

Charles Annis and Eleanor Morrison. 

Dodipher Ricker and Hannah Whitney. 

Benjamin Pugsley and Martha Day. 

Samuel Shackford and Eunice Day. 

William Day jr. and Betsey Sawyer. 

Joshua Conant and Deliverance Gyle. 

Jonathan Eastes and Olive Littlefield. 

John Trafton and Mary Sayward. 

John Noble and Lois Moore. 

Ephraim Low jr., of Sanford, and Esther Lewis of Berwick. 

Samuel Tweed and Ruth Clay. 

James Whitton, of Arundel, and Sarah Whitton, of Sanford. 

John Scribner and Sarah Marshal. 

John Stanley and Jerutia Horn. 

Salathiel Penny and Martha Grant. 



Jan. 29, Frost Gare and Sarah Clay. 



Jan. 


29, 


Feb. 


8, 


March 9, 


April 


2, 




i9» 


May 


17. 


Aug. 


20, 


Dec. 


10, 


1790. 




Jan. 


19' 


Mar. 


II, 


April 


17, 


May 


6, 


June 


20, 


Aug. 


ij 




8, 


Sept. 


9> 


Oct. 


i4» 



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Josiah Paul jr. and Huldah Gare. 
8, Naphtali Harmon and Mehitabel Harmon. 
Stephen Penny and Lydia Welch. 
Stephen Day and Dorothy Day. 
Stephen Littlefield and Eunice Wakefield. 
Samuel White and Elizabeth Noble. 
Ezra Fluent and Hypsibah Ramond, both of Coxhall. 
Jonathan Baston, of Sanford, and Mehitabel Weston, of Coxhall. 



Samuel Ricker and Susanna Jewett. 
Reuben Morrel and Mary Tripe. 

Stephen Libby, of Shapleigh, and Sally Butler, of Sanford. 
6, Isaac Thompson and Mehitabel Chadbourn. 
David Bean jr. and Dorcas Lewis. 
Daniel Huzzy and Lovy Tibbetts. 

Simon Nudd, of Wakefield, N. H,, and Mary Marshal, of Sanford. 
Joshua Brooks jr., of Wells, and Elizabeth Gatchel, of Sanford. 
Samuel Horn and Sarah Cram. 

18, William Trickey and Mary Ricker. 

19, Jeremiah Storer jr., of Wells, and Dorothy Willard, of Sanford. 
Dec. 28, John Friend and Lucy Taylor. 

1791. 

Nathaniel Butler and Tabitha Joy. 

Napthali Harmon 3d and Mary Nasson. 

Benjamin Trafton and Catherine Lewis. 

John Linscot and Ruth Eastes. 

Daniel Heard, of Wells, and Elizabeth Paul, of Sanford. 

Edward Tibbetts and Hannah Moulton. 

Jesse Colcord and Susanna Nasson. 

Evat Willard and Hannah Thompson. 

Josiah Perkins and Eda Penney. 

Hezekiah Wakefield jr. and Tabitha Littlefield. 
William Heard, of Berwick, and Bridget Butler, of Sanford. 
15, John Paul and Dorcas Gare. 
June 28, John Thompson jr. and Elizabeth Smith. Boyd 



Feb. 


3' 


Mar. 


22, 




24, 


April 


h 


July 


5. 


Nov. 


17. 




27, 


Dec. 


II, 




15, 


1792. 




March 8, 




12, 



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Aug. 


5' 


Oct. 


h 




28, 


Nov. 


29, 


April 


21, 


July 


25» 


Aug. 


22, 


Nov. 


h 




14, 


1794. 




Mar. 


22, 


April 


I» 




6, 


July 


6, 




17, 


Sept. 


14, 


Oct. 


16, 




23. 


Nov. 


20, 


Dec. 


4, 


1795- 




Aug. 


6, 


Sept. 


9. 


1796. 




Jan. 


14, 




28, 


Mar. 


17^ 


May 


I, 


June 


9. 




12, 


Dec. 


8, 


1797. 




Jan. 


25' 


J^eb. 


26, 


Jan 





Joseph Bedal and Sarah Bean. 

William Johnson and Hannah Bennett. 

Stephen Merrill and Elizabeth Gowen. 

Daviss Eastes and Eleanor Wakefield. 

Amos Hatch and Eunice Butler. 

Joseph Stanley, of Shapleigh, and Elizabeth Parsons, of Sanford. 

Samuel Dickson and Olive Stanley. 

Jesse Thompson and Betsey Heard. 

Samuel Merrill and Miriam Rankins. 

George Tripe and Lowis Shapleigh. 

James Daviss jr. and Phebe Gatchel. 

Jesse Colcord and Betsey Emery. 

Jonathan Littlefield and Lydia Huston. 

William Hodgdon and Olive Paul. 

William Gowen and Abigail Moore. 

David Bean jr. and Mary Moulton. 

Joshua Goodwin, of Alfred, and Lucy Powers, of Sanford. 

James Lewis and Betsey Clay. 

Jeremiah Witham and Margaret Littlefield. 

Benjamin Horson and Olive Ricker. 

Ebenezer Gare and Ruth Gowen. 
Jedediah Bean and Mary Thursting. 

Thomas Merrill and Olive Joy. 

James Allen and Hannah Heard. 

George Lord, of Alfred, and Priscilla Harmon, of Sanford. 

Arthur Bragdon and Margaret Hodgdon. 

John Thompson 3d and Priscilla Baston. 

John Huston jr. and Sarah Eastes. 

Richard Walker Hatch, of Wells, and Lydia Witham, of Sanford. 

Joseph Littlefield jr. and Hannah Welch. 
Thomas Willard and Else Powers. 

[To be continued.] 



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David King. — In a letter from Cyrus Wood- 
man, Esq., of Cambridge, Mass., under date of 
Jan. 22, 1885, I note the following record of the 
family of David King, brother of Richard, of 
Scarborough. 

" David King and Elizabeth Gray, both of 
Biddeford, were married by the Rev. Moses 
Morrill, March 14, 1762. 

" Their children were baptized as follows : 
John and David, Aug. 11, 1765, by Rev. John 

Fairfield. 
William, Nov. 24, 1766, by Rev. Moses Morrill. 
Josiah, April 23, 1769, " 

Sarah Alden, May 20, 1 77 1, " 
Mary, May 29, 1774, 
William, June 26, 1776, 

"My grandfather. Rev. Dr. Paul Coffin of Bux- 
ton, baptized Sally, daughter of John Hays and 
Sarah, his wife, of Pepperellborough, on the ist 
of June, 1796, and on the 9th of June, 1804, he 
baptized Abra, a daughter of the same persons, 
though the name is spelled Hayes in the last 
case. This Sarah may be Sarah Alden, daugh- 
ter of David King. They lived in Pepperell- 
borough (Saco), but near the Buxton line, I 
think, and probably 'went to meeting' there 
(in Buxton). 

"John Patterson Jun^" and Catherine Grandy 
both of Pepperellborough, were married by 
Rev<i Moses Morrill, September 28, 1762. 

"Their children, baptized by Rev^ John Fair- 
field: 

1763, Sepf 18, John, 

1767, April 13, Katherine, { Two baptized in 
1767, Ocf 25, Joseph, J 1767, so stands 

1771, Sepf 15, Mary, } the record. 

1773, Sept^ 5, Aaron, 
1781, Novr 16, Elizabeth." 

"In 1796, June 23<i died a John Patterson, 
of West India bilious fever, about 60 years old." 

From a memorandum made from the state- 
ment of a granddaughter of Richard King of 
Scarborough, we find that he had a brother and 



two sisters living in Saco. The brother, David, 
afterward went to live with his daughter (Mrs. 
Hayes), residing in Boston. The sisters were 
named Grandy and Kneeland, both widows, and 
always known as the " English Ladies," be- 
cause of their stately bearing, and from having 
"come from England." 

We find a record of the marriage of John 
Patterson and Catherine Grandy, in 1762, as 
before stated. She may have been a niece of 
Richard King. 

On the 4th Sept. 1884, the Centenary of 
Leicester Academy was held and in the Histori- 
cal address delivered on that occasion by the 
Hon. Wm. W. Rice, we find the following 
extract from an address delivered in 1847 by 
Rev. Dr. Pierce of Brookline, Mass., who had 
been an assistant in the Academy. 

" Miss Isabella Southgate, from Scarborough, 
Maine, was a youth of transcendent beauty and 
accomplishments. Though in my class which 
I instructed at the University were Dr. Chan- 
ning, Judge Story, and other respectable 
scholars, yet I have been in the habit of 
remarking, that I have never known one, male 
or female, oi a more extraordinary mind than 
was evinced by that gifted young lady." 

Isabella Southgate who was at the Academy 
at Leicester, in 1793, ^""^ took part in the 
annual exhibition, was the daughter of Dr. Rob- 
ert Southgate and Mary King, who was a 
daughter of Richard King and Isabella Brag- 
don. She (Isabella Southgate) married Joseph 
Boyd of Portland, and died early, leaving fifteen 
living children. Isabella was one of a family of 
six daughters, all remarkable for great personal 
attraction. Her sister Eliza Southgate married 
Walter Bowne of Flushing, N. Y. 

Some years since, in an exhibition in New 
York of Malbrone's miniatures, the Tribune 
particularly noticed that of Mrs. Bowne for the 
great beauty of the original. 

The descendants of Isabella Southgate Boyd 



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remaining among us are Col. Charles B. Mer- 
rill, Dr. John C. Merrill, Miss Mary Merrill and 
J. Hall Boyd, who are her grandchildren. 

We publish these records in the hope of call- 
ing forth further information from some of the 
descendants of these families. E. B. L. 



Arnold Allen. — Recorder Vol. I., pp. 87, 

151. 

Rev. Thomas Jenner writes 1646, from Saco, 

that Mrs. Allin of Casco had one child, a youth 

who had been bound to Goodman Dexter of 

Lynn by Mr. Tucker and Mr. Cleaves, and who 

was in needy condition. — That they came from 

London where they were well known. 

Thus we obtain the origin of, and approxi- 
mately the date of death, of Arnold Allen. 

Query. — Is not the above one child the 
"Hope Allen" to whom Cleeve sold land in 
1660, who had been brought up as a currier ? 

w. M. s. 



Francis Robinson. Recorder, Vol. I., p. 212. 

The Rev. Thomas Jenner writes from Saco, 
1646, that Mr. Robi(n)son had gained the affec- 
tion of his eldest daughter, and that he did not 
approve of the man in that kind — and gives it 
as one of the reasons/c'r his moving away. 

Query. Did marriage between the above 
parties ever ensue ? 

Francis Robinson was executor of the 
last will and testament of Thomas Lewis of 
Saco, 1640. — Folsom's Saco^ p. 140. 

" Francis Robinson aged 52 years or there- 
abouts, deposes 7 Sept., 1670. 

"That whereas this Depon* was resident at 
Sacoe in the year 1631, and was at a General 
Court held for the Province of Mayn in the 
year 1643, ^^ which Court there came orders 
from the then Lord Proprietor of said Province 
to bound out several grants and particularly a 



Patent granted formerly to Capt. Thomas 
Camocke, then in the possession of Mr. Henery 
Jocelyn — by virtue of which order I the said 
Deponent being then a Majestrate for the said 
Province, and John West being a Deputy for the 
Country were appointed by the said Court to lay 
out the bounds of said Grant. (The Deponent 
then describes the bounds of the Patent and 
adds) which bounds this Deponent hath taken 
notice of to be the bounds of the said Patent 
for the space of 35 years or thereabouts." 

This was sworn to at Boston, and the Francis 
Robinson whom Savage mentions as admitted a 
freeman there in 167 1, is unquestionably the 
same man. W. M. S. 

Southgate Papers. 



deserters, 1765. 

list of desarters from old Garrison at 
Falmoth. 

Left : George Ingersell 
John Wales 
George Ingersell Jun*^ 
John Skillion 
Jenkin Williams 
Sam : Ingersell 

James Andrews Sen"^ 
James Andrews Jun"^ 
Richard Short 
Richard pousland 
Samuel Andrews 
John Rider 

from Blackpoint 

Elia^ Oakeman 
And : Augur 
Matt : Augur 

Mass. Archives, 3: 310. 

[Mem. This paper is without date, but the 
one following it proves conclusively it was 1675.] 

w. M. s. 



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QUERIES. 



Pratt. Information is desired as to the 
names of the grandparents of William Henry 
Harrison Pratt, who was born in Portland, Me., 
in 1812. His father was Nath^ Pratt, and his 
mother Mary Harrington of Worcester, Mass. 
Asenath Pratt who lived and died in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., is supposed to have been a sister of 
Nath^ A. C. P. 



Merrill. Can any one furnish the names of 
the children of Samuel and Anna Merrill ? 
Samuel was received into the ist church in North 
Yarmouth in 1737, by letter, from what church ? 
His wife Anna was received into church 1741. 
She died 1772. It is supposed the family moved 
to New Gloucester. a. c. p. 



Smith. I am desirous of tracing the family 
of Hannah Smith b. July 16, 1737, at (I think) 
Walpole, Mass., dau. of James Smith. She 



married Charles Dupee a Huguenot of Wren- 
tham, Mass., and left many descendants. Were 
these Smiths of the Dorchester or Watertown 
branch ? Any information concerning this fam- 
ily will be gratefully received by Charles M. 
Blake, No. 11 28, 21 s i st., Cal, 



Charles Annis was in Windham, Rocking- 
ham Co., N. H., in 1773-80, but appears to have 
been first of Methuen, Mass., and finally emi- 
grated to Canada about 1798. Information is 
desired concerning his ancestry. 

F. O. CoNANT, Portland, Me. 



John Goodwin, p. 417, " Estates of Charles- 
town " John Goodwin '^^ is mentioned. Was he a 
descendant of Christopher,^ page 414, if so, 
how ? If not, can any one inform me who were 
his ancestors } w. h. s. 



REPLIES. 



Reed. Elizabeth, dau. of Paul, married John 
McFarJand, and lived to be nearly 100 years old. 
Andrew was the father of William M. Reed and 
I think ten other children, viz. : John, Albert, 
Thomas M., Nath^ C, S. Denney, Parker, 
Angeline, Hannah, Franklin and Rachel. 

A. G. Page. 



Reed. In Rev. Mr. Loring's article in the 



last Recorder, the children of Beatrice, dau. 
of Gen. McCobb, and wife of Col. Andrew 
Reed, I think were, John, Sam^ Denny, Rachel 
Loring, William Maxwell, Albert, Thomas M., 
Andrew Franklin, Angeline, Nath^ Curtis, Par- 
ker McCobb, Eliza Hannah McCobb, eleven in 
all. Nathaniel C. and Parker M. are the only 
ones living. They reside in Bath. 

E. Upton. 



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HISTORICAL societies: 



Maine Historical Society. — A meeting of 
this Society was held at their rooms in Portland, 
on Jan. 8. Mr. H. W. Bryant, Librarian and 
Secretary, in his report mentioned a large num- 
ber of books, pamphlets, and other papers, pre- 
sented to the society by different persons 
interested in historical collections. 

This society has also received from the Long- 
fellow memorial committee of England, a copy 
of the bust of the poet H. W. Longfellow, exe- 
cuted by Thomas Brock, A. R. A., and recently 
placed amongst the memorials of British worthies 
in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. Accom- 
panying the bust is a letter of presentation 
signed by the Prince of Wales as chairman of 
the Committee, W. C. Bennett, Hon. Sec. and F. 
Bennoch, Treas. Messrs. J. P. Baxter, H. S. 
Burrage, and H. W. Bryant were appointed a 
Committee to receive the bust and return thanks 
of the Society to the English donors. 

Mr. Edward H. Elwell read a paper on the 
aborigines of Me. Rev. H. S. Burrage read a 
paper on the Voyage of George Weymouth in 
1602, and Gen. J. M. Brown read a biographical 
sketch of John G. Deane of Portland. Geo. F. 
Emery Esq., read a paper ''Voice of Maine in 
formation of Federal Government," and Mr. E. 
H. Elwell followed with a history of the News- 
paper Press of Maine. Resolutions of respect 
to the memory of the late Alpheus S. Packard, 
D.D., were presented by the President of the 
Society, Hon. James W. Bradbury. 



Maine Genealogical Society. — The first 
quarterly meeting of this Society for the present 
year was held in Portland on Friday evening, 
Jan. 23. In the absence of Pres. John F. 
Anderson, Vice-pres. F. M. Ray presided. 
Donations of Books, Historical Relics, etc., 
were announced as follows : 

"Buxton Centennial," from Dr. A. K. P. 
Meserve, " Genealogy of Folsome Family," from 



Jacob Chapman, Esq., "Biographical Sketch of 
Wm. B. Ide," from Simeon Ide, Biographical 
and Historical pamphlets from Messrs. Fritz 
H. Jordan, John T. Hull, F. M. Ray, W. H. 
Smith, and J. F. Anderson. Relics from the 
King mansion in Scarborough from Fred Goo- 
gins and Relics from Richmond's Island, from S. 
M. Watson. 

Mr. Chauncey R. Burr and and Mr. Edw. 
Gould were elected members of the Society, and 
Mr. Chas. McLaughlin, Mr. Ira S. Locke, Hon. 
J. H. Drummond, Hon. R. M. Richardson, and 
Mr. Frank Barrett were proposed for member- 
ship, 

Mr. John T. Hull read a paper on " Notes 
from York Records; Oliver Cromwell's Navy 
in Maine"; also a paper on "James F. Otis, a 
Maine Journalist," and " Theophilus Parsons' 
Scholars in 177 1." Mr. Edw. II. Elwell read a 
paper on the " Early Clubs of Portland," and 
Mr. Leonard B. Chapman read a paper on the 
"Fore River and the Great Bridge over it." 
Mr. W. H. Smith had prepared a paper on the 
"Voice of Vermont and Massachusetts concern- 
ing the War of 18 12," but for lack of time it was 
deferred until the next meeting. The papers 
read were all of them long and very interesting, 
and we shall endeavor to publish them in the 
Recorder whenever sufficient space will allow. 
The officers of the Society were re-elected, viz. : 

J. F. Anderson, Pres., F. M. Ray, Vice- 
pres., S. M. Watson, Sec, F. O. Conant, treas., 
Charles Burleigh, Lib. 



Sagadahoc Historical Society. — The 
annual meeting of this Society was held at Bath, 
on the evening of Jan. 13th. After the usual 
preliminaries of the meeting, a paper was read 
by Mr. Geo. E. Newman, " Committee's Report 
on the road from John Ham's residence in Bruns- 
wick near the county line, to Harnden's Ferry 
in Georgetown, dated 1774." Mr. Newman also 



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read a list of the collectors of the Port of Bath 
from 1780 to the present. 

Mr. Upton read a list of tax payers of Bath in 
1806. Mr. Douglas, for the Committee read 
Resolutions on the death of the late Chas. W. 
Arras, which were adopted. Officers elected : 

A. G. Page, Pres., J. D. Robinson, Vice-pres., 
J. L. Douglas, Sec, R. D. Bibber, Treas., Geo. 
E. Newman, J. G. Richardson, J. M. Trott, 
Executive Committee. 



The New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society held their i6th anniver- 
sary meeting in the hall of the New York 
Academy of Medicine, 12 West Thirty-first 
street, on the evening of 27th February. Ad- 
dress by Gen. James Grant Wilson on " Col. 
John Bayard of Bohemia Manor, Maryland, 
1738-1807." 

Henry T. Drowne, Pres., Oliver E. Coles, 
Sec. 



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CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



PAGE 



Col. Alex. Rigby — Plough Patent, . 
Records of ist Church in Scarborough, 
Cooper Family, ..... 

Early Settlers of Weld, . . 

Skillings Family, ..... 

Marriages in Sanford, 1 797-1822, 

Rishworth's Apology, . . 

Frontier Garrisons, 171 1, 

Letters of John Adams to Samuel Freeman, 

Dingley Family, ...... 

Mansion and Tomb of Richard King, 

Gleanings from County Files, 

Small Pox in Maine, . . . . 

Obituaries, . . 

i.\v-/LCoj • , • • • • • • 

Queries, ....... 

Societies, ....... 

Book Notices, ...... 



. C. E. Banks^ 65 

W. M. Sargent, ^% 

, A. K. P. Cooper, 85 

E.J, Foster, 94 

. W, M. Sargent, 100 

Edwin Efnery, 108 

. C E, Banks, 112 

S. P. May berry, 113 

. Wm. Freeman, iij 

W, H. Smith, 120 

. /. W. T, 126 

W, M. Sargent, 129 

. /. S, H.Fogg, 135 

138 

.139 

140 

•. . 141 

142 



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APPROXIMATE BOUNDARIES AND LOCATION 

OF THE 

PLOUGH PATENT and PROVINCE of LYGONIA, 

BY COMMISSIONERS' DECISION 1846. 



MAINK 



Hi^tofid&.l ki\d G^eneklo^idkl 



RECORDKR. 



Vol. II. 



1885. 



No. 2. 



COLONEL ALEXANDER RIGBY. 

\Continued?\ 



BY CHARLES EDWARD BANKS, M. D. 



II. The Plough Patent. 

"The Plough Patent which I esteeme no better than a broken tytle." 

Richard Vines to John Winthrop, 9 jfanuary, 1643. 

On the 6th of July, 1631, Governor Winthrop 
made the following entry in his Journal : " A small 
ship of sixty tons arrived at Natascott, Mr. Graves 
master. She brought ten passengers from London. 
They came with a patent to Sagadahock, but, not 
liking the place, they came hither. These were the 
company called the Husbandmen, and their ship 



Arms ot Stephen Bachiier, called thc Plouffh." ^^ Wc arc hcrc first introduced 

Pastor of Plough Colony. ^ 

organ's " Sphere to a bodv of cmio^rauts constituting: the advance 

: Gentry," J ^ & 

2, page 103. 
Published, London 16G1 




hb. 2, pa|^^io3.^^^^ guard of a society of religious fanatics who intended 

^■^ Winthrop, Journal, 3d edition, i. 69; comp. Hubbard, New England, 141, 142. There was a 
ship called the Plough, 160 tons, owned in 1627 by James, Earl of Carlisle, and afterward sold (1628) 
to Captain Thomas Combes and Morrice Thompson, who were granted letters of marque that year. 
The next year (12 Nov. 1629), William Cock, master of the " Plough of London," relates the circum- 
stances of the capture of the Island of St. Christophers by a large Spanish fleet. (Calendar, 
Domestic State Papers, 1627-1629.) The Plough which carried the Husbandmen left Boston for St. 

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66 'Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

to establish a colony on the new English shores where they hoped 
to be freed from the persecutions which had followed them at 
home. This "Company of Husbandmen" brought with them a 
patent from the Council for New England, dated 26 June, 1630,^^ 
which granted unto Bryan Bincks, John Dye, John Smith, Thomas 
Jupe, John Crispe, and their associates, a tract of land forty miles 
square.^^ The location and extent of this grant were never dis- 
tinctly understood, and from the first the indefinite terms and 
description became frequent sources of controversy and misunder- 
standing between the grantors and grantees of the patent. The 
partners remaining in London wrote under date of 8 March, 163 1-2 
to the colonists as follows : 

" We gaue you nottes by Mr. Allertun,^^ and wee hope you haue 
long since receued it, that wee haue had much ado abought our 
patten, and that there was one Bradshaw that had proquired letters 

Christophers a few weeks after her arrival, but was compelled to put back on account of stress of 
weather, " and was so broke she could not return home." (Winthrop, Journal, 3d edition, i. 72.) 
Hubbard adds, " they laid her bones there." (History of New England, 141, 142.) 

^ This date is taken from a contemporary manuscript in the possession of the Maine Historical 
Society, and, to my knowledge, has never before been published. 

^9 The loss of the original patent (and no verbatim copies are known be in existence) precludes the 
formation of any definite knowledge of the boundaries of this patent. Hubbard locates it "south of 
the Sagadahoc River" and "twenty miles from the sea-side." (History of New England, 510.) 
Maverick writing in 1660 says " there was a patent granted to Christo: Batchelo'' and Company in 
the year 1632 or thereabouts for the mouth of the River [Kennebec] and some tract of land 
adjacent." (Egerton MSS. 2395, folio 397.) An anonymous writer, about 1638, speaks of " a 
patent of Segadehock granted to Crispe and others" (MSS. No. 3448, British Museum) and another 
contemporary alludes to it as "a Pattent for M^ Crispe and others for Sagadahock." (Colonial 
Papers, Public Record Office, ii. 16.) "Two Islands in the River Sagadahock, near the South Side 
thereof about 60 miles from the Sea," were included in the grant, but it is not possible to locate 
such islands in this river (Sullivan, History of Maine, 310), though it is evident that the council 
supposed them to be there. In the minutes of their proceedings they decided to reserve "for the 
publike plantation . . . the two great Islands lying in y^ river of Sagadahoc." (Colonial 
Papers, ii. 6.) 

^0 This was Isaac Allerton of the Pilgrim Colony at Plymouth. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 67 

patten for a part as wee soposed of our fformer grant, and so wee 
think stell, but he and Sir Fferdinando think it is not in our 
bouns.^^ He was ffrustrat of his ffurst purpose of cuming ouer, 
but is now joyned with 2 vere able captens and marchants, which 
will set him ouer, and wee sopowse will be ther as soun as this shipe, 
if not befor. Wee can not posible relate vnto you the labur and 
truble .that wee haue had to establishe our former grant : ^^ mane 
rufe words wee haue had from Sir Fferdiniando at the ffurst, and to 
this houer he douth afferm that he neuer gaue consent, that you 
should haue aboufe forte mills in lenkth and 20 millse in bredth, 
and sayeth that his one hand is not to your patten if it haue anne 
more : so whe haue dun our good wellse and haue proqured his 
loufe and mane promases that wee shall haue no wronge. Wee 
bestoud a suger lofe vpon him of sume i6s prise, and he hath prom- 
isd to do vs all the good he can."^^ 

^1 Richard Bradshaw was granted a patent for 1500 acres of land "above the hedd of Pashippscot 
on the north side thereof," 2 November 1631, having been "liveing there some yeares before." 
(Minutes, Council for New England.) Bradshaw, however, was given possession of this amount of 
land at the Spurwink river by Captain Neale, and afterward sold his rights there to Richard Tucker, 
who settled thereon and, with his partner George Cleeve, tried to maintain this claim against the 
Trelawny Patent, but unsuccessfully. (Trelawny Papers, 32, 207, 229, 308.) 

^^ This would indicate the existence of a prior grant which became void, and may account for the 
allusions to the various patents "for Sagadahock" spoken of in a previous note. 

^ 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 94-96, The Company further say respecting the difficulty about their 
grant : " Wee can proquer nothinge vnder his hand, but in our heringe he gaue order vnto Mr 
Aires to wright vnto Capten Neyle of Pascatoway that Bradshew and wee maight bee bounded, that 
wee mayght not truble ech other, and haue giuen the Capten comand to serch your patten, what it is 
you haue vnder my lords hand and his. Wee need not Counsell you what to do in that case, only 
wee giue you nottes of it, desieringe God to derect you that no just ocation may be giuen one our parts 
to be euell spoken of. Wee gaue Sir Fferdingand this resen whey wee desired so larg a patten, 
becase that the grettest part of it was not habetable, being rocke, wer no man could life ; and he 
ansored wee shoulld not doubt but be allowed enofe for vs all, and in the best part of it, accordinge 
to our desier ; but if wee should haue so much as wee say they haue granted vs, then do we includ 
difers of ther former plantations, which they neuer intended. This conterfers must be ended 
between your sellfes and such guferners of then of Pimequed as they haue apointed." 



68 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

The owners of this patent with its perpetual lease to heirs and 
assigns were members of the strange sect of religious enthusiasts 
called the Family of Love or Familists who flourished in Holland 
and England during the latter half of the sixteenth and first half of 
the seventeenth centuries. The founder, Henry Nicholas a native 
of Westphalia, originally an Anabaptist, taught that religion con- 
sists wholly in love, and as the apostle of this creed claimed supe- 
riority over Christ on the ground that Moses only preached hope, 
Christ faith, while he preached love. Their doctrines seem to have 
been a species of pseudo-spiritual sentimentalism, inevitably result- 
ing in gross immorality, and Fuller in his " worthies " calls them the 
Family of Lust. Queen Elizabeth instituted an investigation into 
their practices, which resulted in their dispersion and the burning 
of their books and property. They continued to flourish, however, 
in a precarious way for about a century, but finally expired under a 
continual battery of ridicule in prose and verse.^^ The London 
partners allude to this persecution when they adjure the colonists 
to be united and " put to sham and silanse mane that do now sham- 
fulle ris vp against vs."^^ Such were the company of Husband- 
men who came to our shores in the " Plough," and their proposed 
colony was to be operated upon the communistic principle of equal 
division of expenses and profits and would become in time an 
asylum for the oppressed brethren in England.'^^ The conditions 

®* Interesting particulars concerning this peculiar sect may be read in Knewstub's *' Confutation of 
Monstrous and Horrible Heresies taught by H. N &c.," London, 1579; Rogers' Displaying of an 
horrible Secte, &c., London, 1579; Baxter's Autobiography, 77; Strype's Annals, ij. 57 ; Mosheim's 
Ecclesiastical History, chap. xvi. § iij. p. xij.; Collier's Ecclesiastical History of England, vi. 609; 
vij. 311 ; Hardwicke's History of the Reformation, ch. 5. 

^'^ 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 94-96. 

^'^ The " ten passengers" constituting the first lot of colonists cannot be all identified. So far as 
determined they were Bryan Binckes, Peter Johnson, John Kerman, John Smith, " M'' " [John| 
Crispe, and the "sons" of " Goodman Tamage." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 69 

of membership in this adventure were religious affiliation and a 
subscription of ^lo to the common stock, but though the former 
was not strictly essential, the latter was a necessary requisite. The 
business management of this religious scheme was conducted by 
members of the society in London, principally by John Dye, "dwell- 
ing in Fillpott Lane," Grace Hardwin, Thomas Jupe and John 
Roch, " dwelling in Crooked Lane," but it may here be said in 
anticipation, that their part in the affair became a mere probate 
proceeding in bankruptcy, for the colonists never settled on their 
patent. Before the brethren in London could hear from their 
friends in the Plough the obituary of the colony had been written 
by Winthrop.^^ It would be unnecessary to occupy further space 
than to record their epitaph did not the letters of the London part- 
ners written to the colonists, in ignorance of the collapse of the 
scheme, unfold to us the elaborate preparations made by them for 
securing a permanent establishment, and sending reinforcements to 
it. Under date of 8 March, 163 1-2, they say "our tim hath bin 
taken vp with fordringe, hellpinge and providinge thinges fittinge 
for these our bretheren that are now to come vnto you," and we 
are informed therein that two vessels with colonists were to be 
dispatched forthwith. These two vessels the " Whale " and the 
"William and Francis," both of London, set sail March 9th and 
April 8th, 1632, respectively, bearing in addition to the colonists a 
number of distinguished persons. In the "Whale," which arrived 
May 26th, came John Wilson and Richard Dummer (who held a 

^^ A contemporary manuscript in the possession of the Maine Historical Society, which was drawn 
up by the attorney for the Rigby heirs, contains the following statament: "In the year 1630 The 
s^ Bryan Bincks, John Smith & others associates go personally into New England & settle them- 
selves in Casco Bay near the South side of Sagadahock & lay out considerable Sums of Money in 
planting there & make laws & constitutions for the well ruling & governing their s^ Plantations & 
Provence." With the positive statements of Winthrop, Hubbard, Maverick, and other contempo- 
rary writers to the contrary it is not probable that this authority is entitled to full credit. 



70 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

commission from the London partners) " and about thirty passen- 
gers, all in health " ; in the " William and Francis," which arrived 
June 5th, came Governor Edward Winslow, Thomas Welde, (who 
published twelve years later " A Short Story of the Rise Reign and 
Ruin of Antinomians, Familists and Libertines that infested the 
Churches of New England "), Stephen Bachiler, their aged pastor 
in London, transferred from thence to missionary labors in the 
colony, and about "sixty passengers." ^^ In the cargo of these two 
vessels came invoices of merchandise for the use and profit of the 
colony and an enumeration of some of them will be the best evi- 
dence of the ignorance of the business managers of the conditions 
necessary to the success of their venture. 

" The goods you shall recefe in the William and Frances that is 
the cumpanes, is 4 hogshds of pese, which cost, cask and all 6li- 
5s-od ; the caske as markt with 2 plouse markt one one hed, 
wher as all ther go(o)ds haue i plou on ech hed ; and 1 2 yards of 
brod cloth at 5s 6d. cumes vnto - - - - 3 — 6 — o 

200 yards of list at 7s 6d. per hundred, which lest we 
think may be good to mak Indian breches or blankits 
I pray send woard if it be a comodete worth sendinge 
anne mor --------- o — 15 — o 

I fryes coat, i payr of briches, boath at - - o — 19 — o 



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5— 0—0 

68 Winthrop, Journal, i. 92, 93, 94. Speaking of the coming of their venerable preacher, Stephen 
Bacheler, then 71 years old, they say : " furst let vs not forget to remember you of yours and our 
date that wee return humble and harte thankes vnto All mighte God, that hath filled the hart of 
our reuerent pastor so full of selle, of loufe and extreordenare affection toward our pouer sosiate, 
that not with standinge all the oposition, all the suttell persawations of abundens of oposers, that 
hath bin sturd vp against vs, partly through seilfe loufe, not affectinge this generall serfetud, and 
partly through that vntimly brech of our brother Cermen ; yet he remayneth constent, perswadinge 
and exortinge yee and as much as in him lyeth, constrayinge all that lufe him to joyn together with 
this sosiate; and seinge the cumpane is not able to bere his charges ouer, he hath strayned him seilfe 
to prouid prouision for him seilfe and his famally, and hath dun his vttermost indever to hellp ouer 
as mane as possible he can, for your further strainketh and incurigement." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 71 

When we contemplate the wild Indian in broad-cloth breeches 
and listing blankets we may see the absurdity of anticipating suc- 
cess upon such a basis. Nor was the financial standing of the com- 
pany in London such as to warrant a belief in the stability of the 
corporation. They wrote to the colonists : " forasmuch as ther is 
oughinge 200 li by the Company in London, vppon bond vppon our 
securitie, and is yearely a great burden vnto vs ; wee desire you 
therefore that our goods may not be there retayned any longer, ffor 
the debts vppon bond the Companys goods must paye," and elsewhere 
say " Wee are constrayned to mak vse of the tunige mone(y) of 20 
pasingers to pay oulld dets." The second lot of emigrants were 
not of the right stamp to become the founders of a colony, and 
the London partners felt constrained to apologize because "the 
men louck aged and the chilldren younge," but still supposed they 
would not prove burdens to the plantation. Some of them how- 
ever were skilled laborers, one being " experensed in the makinge of 
sallt," and it was hoped that the others would be put to work, 
" accordinge to ther strainckte."^^ The selection of such persons is 
to be explained upon the ground of necessity, for they were in 
most instances wives, sons, daughters, or relatives of the first lot, 
and the London partners allude to their importunities to be allowed 
to join the colony.*^ This however was only one of the many 
causes operating in this adventure toward the disastrous result, and 
we must look to a combination of circumstances, the objects and 
aims of the Familists, their character, the location chosen by them, 

^ 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 94-96. 

■'o " There is allso a vere pour Yarksher man his name is John Banester : he hath mad such extre- 
ordenary mone to cum ouer, that Mr Bachellr and Mr Dumer hath had sum compasion, and payd for 
his pasage ; if you thinke you be able to receue him, and do so think good of it, wee then do desier 
you to let him be the cumpense saruent, and put him to such emplyment as you thinke good, and 
vpon such conditions as you shall see mit." (Company Letter 8 Mch 163 1-2.) 



72 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

probably about Cape Small Point, to account for the climax of their 
expedition before the end of three months. 

Maverick writes that the colonists "soon scattered, some for 
Virginia, some for England, some to the Massachusetts never set- 
tling on that land." ^^ 

With commendable promptness one of the colonists, John Ker- 
man, proceeded to save to himself something out of the general 
wreck, and on i8 October, 1631, secured the following order from 
the general court : 

" There shalbe taken out of the estate of M"" Crispe & his com- 
pany the some of xij^ j^ v^ & deliued to John Kirman, as his pp 
goods, & after the whole estate to be inventoryed, whereof the 
s^ John Kirman is to haue an 8*^ pte ; this to be done with all con- 
venient speede by theis 5 comission'^ or any 3 of them, vz : M'' John 
Masters, M"" Robte Feakes, M"" Edward Gibbons, Epharim Childe, 
Dan" Fynch, &c." '^ 

Those of the colonists who remained in Massachusetts also took 
steps to have the estate of the company distributed in a legal man- 
ner and the affairs of the defunct corporation administered for the 
benefit of the creditors. Accordingly on 5 June, 1632, the day of 
the arrival of the Whale with the new colonists, the General Court 
passed the following : 

" It is ordered that the goods of the company of husbandm shall 
be inventoryed by the beadle, & and pserued here for the vse and 
benefitt of the said company." 

This was supplemented shortly after by three more legislative 
orders as follows : 

" Peter Johnson and Bryan Bincks were bound in the sum of 

■'I Egerton, MSS. 2395, ff. 397-411. 

'^ Mass. Col. Rec. i. 92. It is not clear why Kerman was given a dividend in advance. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 73 

^lo, as security, not to leave the jurisdiction of Massachusetts 
until they had should render an account of the affairs of the 
company. 

" John Smyth hath likewise bound himselfe In x^ to be accompt- 
able for his companyes goods nowe inventoryed, & remaineing in 
his hands. 

" It is likewise ordered, that those goods w^^ were sent ouer with 
the said John Smythe shall remaine in the hands of M'' Wilson, 
for w^^ hee is to be accountable to those y* sent them ouer." ^^ 

For some reason, which is not apparent, the London partners 
were not informed of the collapse of the plantation for many 
months after the event, and not till i December 1632, did they 
send over to Governor Winthrop a statement of the company's 
estate. This property according to their inventory amounted to 
about ^300 as appears by their letter of that date, in which they 
ask that justice be meted out to all parties : 

" Those thinges that are there of the Cumpanles to our knowl- 
edge are these : fhrst, there is the 6 ordnance with there carriges, 4 
ankers and cables, which stand vs heare in England in little lesse 

then 160- 0-0 

There is alsoe a parsell .... izion sent by Mr Allerton 030- 0-0 
A parsell of pease [....] - - - - - 013- 0-0 

^2 Mass. Col. Rec. i. 96, 98. An incident of collateral interest took place at this time (5 July 1632), 
when the above-named Smith was bound out to Rev. Mr. Wilson by order of the General Court, in 
the following terms : "John Smithe is bound as an apprentice with M"" John Wilson for fyve yeares 
from this Court, dureing w^*^ tearme M*" Wilson is to finde the said John Smythe meate, drinke, & 
app''el, & att the end of the said time is to giue vnto him the some of fforty shillings." (Mass. Col. 
Rec. i. 98.) It appears, however, that Smith's principles, imbibed from the " Family of Love," were 
not stifled by the good Parson Wilson, his master, for on 3 Sept. 16315, the General Court " Ordered, 
that John Smyth shalbe sent within theis 6 weekes out of this jurisdicon, for dyvers dangerous 
opinions, w<=^ hee holdeth, & hath dyvulged, if in the meane tyme he removes not himselfe out of this 
plantacon." (Ibid, 159.) Probably this is the same John Smith who raised a religious disturbance 
at Weymouth in 1639, and subsequently figures in the Court records therefor. (Ibid. 252, 254,258.) 



74 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

And a parsell of broade cloth and a coat and list - 05-10-0 

And a parsell of plate waire of Thomas Juppes owne 

perticuler adventure ------ 011-16-8 

And a parsell of Master Hardings goods - - - 016- 0-0 
There was a parsell of the Companies goods velaced by 

one Muzze - - - - - - - - 010- 0-0 

" There is much other goods there of the Companies, which wee 
cannot give you notice of. Wee desire you to call John Smith to 
account, by his owne letter hee hath 20 li worth of the Companies 
estat, which although wee desire not that it should be presently 
taken from him, because wee pitty his poore estate, yet wee leaue it 
vnto your wise consideration to order, or to dispose towards the 
payment of Master Batchellor if you see fitt, vnto whome wee doe 
ough 60 li; it was sumethinge more, but the rest wee haue layd out 
for him in his frayt to the vallewe of 7 li; wee therefore desire that 
he should bee payde 60 li. There is goods allsoe to the vallewe of 
40 li, as wee are informed, that Mr. Dummer hath taken from 
Bryan Binkes and Peetter Johnsonn ; ther is alsoe the ould shipp, 
and divers debts oughinge vs which wee intreate you to call John 
Smith to account for." '^^ 

The London partners were strongly of the opinion that Richard 
Dummer had been guilty of sharp practices in connection with his 
stewardship. It appears that they regarded him as of good mate- 

'^^ 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 94-96. They thus relieve their minds concerning the collapse : 
" Beinge now certified that Bryan Binkes and Better Johnsonn are gone to Vergenia, accordinge to 

the Companies order Heare hath binn a greate deale of complainte, and much euell ser- 

mizinge of the dealeinge of our brethren departed to Vergenia, but we wish we may haue noe worse 
from thence. Wee haue faire accound and good reason for what they did, and for profitt or losse. 
Gods will bee done. Wee hope wee shall find that that part of our estate carried away to Vergenia 
shalbee as well improued for all the Company, accordinge to that proportion, as they will improue 
ther oune in New England that doe soe surmize of there brethren. Time will try all things." (4 
Mass. Hist. Coll. vii, 94-96.) 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 75 

rial for a convert. " Mr. Dumers promise," they wrote to the colo- 
nists, "is allso to joyn with you if ther be anne reson for it," and 
having become a subscriber to the scheme, he was intrusted by the 
London partners with power of attorney, and in this capacity 
brought over the original patent.'^^ In their letter to Winthrop 
they are unsparing in their denunciation of Dummer's duplicity .'^^ 
For the actual loss of money they profess not so much grief as for 
the failure of their religious colony and bemoan the legal contro- 
versy likely to arise, " which is a greater griefe vnto us than all those 
other croses that hath befallen us." Their closing aspiration and 
injunction to the scattered colonists is written in a worthy spirit : 
" Although wee lose all, lett them not dishonor God and disgrace 
Religion." The process of settling the affairs of the company 
proved to be a slow one, and although Winthrop says that most of 
the colonists " proved Familists and vanished away," yet one 
remained to get his share in the final division, 7 April, 1635, being 
none other than the John Kerman, who was, as we have seen, the 

''^ " John Dye aforesaid and his partners took in another as partner and associate with them, Mr. 
Richard Dunimer of Newbury in New England in the year 1638, to whom they delivered the original 
patent." (Hubbard, Present State of New England (ii.) 9, 10; comp. Sullivan, Maine, 312.) In a 
petition dated December, 16S3. Jeremiah, son of Richard Dummer, says that the Plough Patent was 
"ordered home for England" and that the Patentees gave his father a grant of 800 acres in Casco 
Bay for his '* trouble and charge in the management of their concerns." (Folsom, Saco and Bidde- 
ford, 326.) The Patent was sent to England where Rigby purchased it and ought to be found 
among the Colonel's papers, if any exist. 

76 « Wee desire you farther to take notis that when Master Batchellor dubled his adventure and 
made his adventure vpp 100 li, it was vppon condition that wee and Master Dummer should doe soe 
likeuise. Wee at London did duble our adventures and wee received alsoe 40 li, of Master Dum- 
mer for his duble adventure : yet, after some farther consideration, Mr DummeV sent his money into 
the hands of a freind, that would not deliver it vs, without bonde to paye it againe. Nowe Mr 
Dummer promiseinge, as well as wee, to duble his adventure, and tohaue a part of losse, if it soe fell 
out, as this inclosed letter will testifie, beinge the letter of his owne hand, sent with the mony: wee 
desire to referr ourselves vnto you, there to judge what is fitt for him to haue." (Mass. Hist. Coll. 
vii. 94-96.) 



76 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

first in October, 1631, to draw a dividend/^ The General Court 
ordered on that date " that Capt [William] Traske shall pay to 
John Kirman, out of the estate of the company of husband"", the 
some of ffoure & twenty pounds eleven shillings & fyve pence, 
being the remainder of the eight pte of the said estate, w^^ was by 
order of Court gyven the said John Kirman. Provided, if here- 
after it shall appeare, that there is not soe much due to y*^ said John 
out of the said 8th pte, that then hee shalbe accomptable for the 
same. 

This record is the last that we shall meet concerning the coming 
of the " Companie of Husbandman," their abandonment of the pat- 
ented territory about the Sagadahoc, " not liking the place," and 
the division of the assets among the few who had not " vanished 
away." It is an interesting topic for speculation as to the results 
which might have followed had these strange religious fanatics suc- 
ceeded in establishing themselves in the Province of Maine on the 
shores of Casco Bay, but the conclusions that may be formulated 
are not profitable enough to occupy any space here. Suffice it to 
say that when the colonists became scattered throughout the differ- 
ent settlements of New England they failed to leaven the great 
Puritan lump of theology and were soon lost in the crowd.'^^ Yet 

''^ John Kerman seems to have been in the favor of the authorities and was elected a deputy to the 
General Courts of 1634 and 1636. (Mass. Col. Rec. i. 135, 185.) 

"'^ Mass. Col. Rec. i. 143. Kerman received upon the two Court orders above cited, £t,6 12 10, and 
upon the supposition that it represented an eighth of the property it will be seen that the appraised 
value of the estate would be ;^300. This was substantially the amount reported by the London 
Partners. In their letter to Winthrop i Dec. 1632 they make this further statement of their assets : 
"There was, in all, 14c li in jointe stoke; of this but the vallewe of 250 li caried to Vergenia, ac- 
cordinge to your praiseinge when you paid Carman." (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 94-96.) 

™ The members of the " Companie of Husbandmen," as far as has been determined, comprise 
twenty-three names, viz. : John Dye, John Roach, Grace Hardwin, Thomas Jupe, John Robinson, 
Roger Binckes, Nathaniel Whetham, Henry Fowkes, Brian Kipling, Nathaniel Harresse, John Asten, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 77 

one of their number maintained his individuality and his tenets, 
though in a disguised form — the aged pastor, Bachiler, who under- 
took in the fall of 1632, to gather a church at Lynn, employing 
these colonists as a nucleus. The General Court on the 3 October 
required him " to forbeare exerciseing his guifts as a pasf or teacher 
publiquely in o^ pattent, unless it be to those hee brought with 
him," but removed the injunction at the next court.^^ In the winter 
of 1635-6 he was again in trouble, and " the cause was," says Win- 
throp, "for that coming out of England with a small body of six or 
seven persons," he made enemies in the church at Saugus, which 
he had gathered and " with the said six or seven persons presently 
renewed their old covenant, intending to raise another church at 
Sagus."^^ In 1638 he settled at Hampton and three years later, 
at the age of fourscore, committed an offence against good morals, 
"with his neighbor's wufe." His after life was clouded with the ban 
of excommunication, and he led a wandering career, for a while in 
Maine, then in New Hampshire, finally returning to England, and 
dying at Hackney, at the round age of one hundred years. Thus 
ended the career of the "Company of Husbandmen," and their 
adventure was soon an almost forgotten incident in the annals of 
colonization, while the patent itself became to be considered " no 
better than a broken tytle." 

The next and concluding paper will relate the more stirring events which fol- 
lowed upon the resuscitation of the patent. 

Peter Wooster, Thomas Payne, Stephen Bachiler, Richard Dummer, |ohn Kerman, John Smith, 
Nathaniel Merriman, John Banester, Peter Johnson, Bryan Binkes, "Goodman" Tamadge, John 
Crispe, the last eleven of whom were colonists. 

^° Mass. Col. Rec. i. loo, 103. 

81 Winthrop, Journal i. 210-211. This *' old covenant" was undoubtedly the "family of love" 
doctrine. 



78 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 
CHURCH IN SCARBOROUGH, MAINE. 



COMMUNICATED BY WM. M. SARGENT, ESQ. 





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A Record of those who have had their children Baptized in the Prisbyterian 
Church in Scarborough, being the first church in said place : 
Feb. 2, 1763. Benjamin, son of Jotham and Catharine Libby. 

Susannah, daughter of Edmund and Anna Higgins, deceased. 

Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

James, son of Alexander and Mary Kirkwood, she being a member 
of Dr. Sewall's church in Boston. 

John, son of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Aaron, son of John and Hannah Fogg. 

Lydia Savage, daughter of Eben' and Abigail Prout, deceased. 

Andrew, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 

William, son of Andrew and Miriam Libby. 

Joseph, son of Allison and Sarah Libby. 

Phoebe, daughter of Simeon and Elizabeth Noyes, he being one of 
the Rev. Mr. Parson's church in Newbury. 

Charles, son of Capt. Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

Mary, daughter of John and Mary Jones jun. 

George, son of Sam^ and Elizabeth Goodwin. 

Will™, son of Elizabeth, wife of John Gylford. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Moody. 

Abigail, daughter of Walter and Mary Warren. 

James and Lidia, children of Will™ and Lerribee. 

Elisha, son of Abigail Duglass. 

Elizabeth and Mary, child'' of Dennis and Elizabeth Mars. 
23, Penning and Simon, child° of Timothy and Abigail Fogg. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Sarah Hunnewell. 
30, Thomas, son of Thomas and Anne (Haskell) Peirce. 

Sarah, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 
Dec. 25, Jonathan, son of John and Mary McKenny jun. 





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Jan. 29, 1764. Anne, daughter of Elisha and Keturah Hanscom. 

Amos, sgn of Mark and Lidia Libby. 

Catharine, daughter of Jotham and Catharine Libby. • 

Johannah, daughter of Benj"" and Sarah Rackliff. 

John, son of Elizabeth Gylford. 

Timothy, son of Timothy and Abigail Fogg. 

Alexander, son of Alexander and Mary Kirkwood, she being a mem- 
ber of Dr. Sewall's church in Boston. 

Rachel, daughter of Sam" and Rachel Fogg. 

Robert, son of Robert and Elizabeth Hasten. 

Mathias, son of Joshua and Hannah Libby. 

Walter Simonton, son of Dr. Edmund and Annie Hagens. 
Feb. 10, 1765. Eleanor, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

William, son of John and Mary Jones jun. 

Richard, son of Richard and Sarah Hunnewell. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Eliza*'^ Plummer. 

Mark, son of Elison and Sarah Libby. 

Jane, daughter of Andrew and Miriam Libby. 

Lidia, daughter of Joshua and hannah Libby. 
June 30, Mehitabel, Phebe, twin daughters of Benj. and Sarah Rackliff. 

July 22, Jeremy, son of John and Mary McKenny. 

Aug. II, Daniel, son of Capt. Reuben and Margaret Fogg, deceased. 

Dec. I, Isaac, son of Will"" and Margaret Wescott. 

29, Becca, daughter of Jotham and Catharine Libby. 
Jan. 2, 1766. Isaiah, son of Aphia — Bacon. 

John, son of and Sarah Readman. 

Feb. 23, William, son of Thomas and Anne Peirce. 

Elisha, son of Elisha and Hannah Meserve. 

Elisha, son of Elisha and Katurah Hunscome. 

Anne, daughter of Sam" and Dorathy Small. 

Molly, daughter of Elizabeth Guilford. 

Sarah, daughter of Benj. and Mary Haskins. 

John, son of Joseph and Mary Moody. 

William, Liddia, Catharine, child*^ of James and Lidia Mars. 

Mary, Moses, Lydia, child" of Moses and Catharine Fogg. 

Zebulon, son of Will™ and Margaret Dercott. 



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Nov. 23, Daniel, son of Reuben and Margaret Fogg. 

30, Sarah, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 

* Eunice, daughter of Timothy and Abigail Fogg. 
Feb. 20, 1767. John, son of Richard and Sarah Hunnewell. 
Mar. 22, Israel, son of Sarah Redman. 

29, William Haskell, son of Thomas and Anne (Haskell) Peirce. 

June 14, Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mary Moody. 

22, Poline, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Rackliff. 

July 5, Reuben, son of Elisha and Hanner Meserve. 

Mehitable, daughter of John and Mary Jones. 
12, Abigail, daughter of John and Hannah Fogg. 

19, Lidia, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Husten. 

Aug. 2, Sarah, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Brown. 

Solomon, son of Allison and Sarah Libby. 
Abner, son of Moses and Katherine Fogg. 
Agnis, daughter of John and Hannah Skillin. 
9, Abner, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 

Mary, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Libby. 
Patience, daughter of Benj. and Sarah Hoit. 
Elizabeth Lidden, daughter of Jotham and Catharine Libby. 
John, son of John and Mary McKenny jr. 
John, son of John and Abigail Damm. 
Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Lydia Rand. 
Mar. 27,1768. Mary Hill, baptized being an adult. 

Hannah, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 
Mary, Samuel, child" of Samuel and Elizabeth Goodwin. 
Aaron, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 
Sarah, daughter of Jeremy and Mary Fogg. 
Abigail, daughter of James and Lidia Mars. 
Joseph, son of Elizabeth Guilford. 
Sarah, daughter of Rich*^ and Sarah Hunnewell. 
Feb. 19, 1769. Mercy, daughter of John and Mary Jones jr. 
April 2, John, son of Benj. and Sarah Rackliff. 

6, Dennis, son of Benj" and Sarah Hoit. 

Moses, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 
John, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Libby. 





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May 7, Lidia, daughter of Jer. and Lidia Rand. 

21, Samuel, son of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 

June i6, Hannah, daughter of Elisha and Katurah Hunscome. 

Hannah, daughter of Elisha and Sarah Libby. 

1 8, Abigail, Sarah Libby, daughters of Michael and Sarah Davis. 

25, Samuel, son of Thomas and Anne Peirce. 

Nov. 5, Susannah Patten, and Anne, child° of Dr. Edmund and Anne Hagens. 

Jonathan, son of Moses and Katharine Fogg. 
John, son of Philip and Sarah Lerribbee. 

26, Sarah, daughter of John and Hannah Skillin. 
May 20,1770. Mary, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

Hannah, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Plummer. 

Rebecca, daughter of Simeon and Mary Skillin. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 

Anne, Elizabeth, daughters of Benj. and Phebe Small. 

Easter, Edward, child° of Edward and Mary Libby. 

Betty, daughter of Sam^ and Lidia McKenny. 

Jeremy, son of Jeremy and Mary Fogg. 

Daniel, son of James and Lidia Mars. 

Anne, daughter of Josiah and Eunice Libby. 
Apr. 21,1771. Susannah, daughter of Daniel and Susannah Meserve. 

Jacob, son of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 

Mary, daughter of Michael and Sarah Davis. 

Jane, daughter of Will*" and Mary Fogg. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Gilford. 

Robert, son of Nath^ and Sarah Hastey. 

Ruth, daughter of Peter and Ruth Libby at her funeral. 

Abigail Frost, daughter of Thomas and Anne Peirce. 

Benjamin, son of Moses and Catharine Fogg. 
25, Phebe, daughter of Rich*^ and Sarah Hunnewell. 

Betty Skillin, daughter of Alison and Sarah Libby. 
Sept. 2, Benjamin, son of Benj. and Phebe Small. 

Lemuel, son of Nehemiah and Abigail Libby. 
Oct. 13, Sarah, daughter of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 

Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Mary Skillin. 
Nov. 10, Stephen, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 

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Edward Skillin, son of Jotham and Catharine Libby. 

Benjamin Jordan, son of Benj. and Sarah Rackliff. 

Sarah, daughter of John and Mary McKenny. 

Mary, daughter of Jeremiah and Lidia Rand. 

Edward, son of John and Hannah Skillin. 

Mary Davis, baptized, an adult. 
Jan. 12, 1772. Daniel, son of John and Abigail Warren. 

Mehitabel, daughter of Solomon and Isabella Meserve. 

Joseph, son of Edward and Mary Libby. 

Hannah, daughter of John and Anne Hoit. 

Caesar, son of Robert and Amy Jackson, servants of Richard 
King, Esq^ 

Patty, daughter of Mathew Libby. 

Martha, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Edmund and Anne Hagins. 

Jane, Eunice, James, Sarah, child" of Lieut. Sam^^ March and Anne 
his wife. 

Anne, Jane, Luca, child" of Elisha and Abigail Libby. 
Jan. -, 1773. Pelatiah, Isaac, Mark, child" of Dennis and Sarah Mars. 

Sarah, daughter of Philip and Sarah Lerribee. 

Betty, daughter of Jeremy and Molly Fogg. 
Mar. 14, Anne, daughter of Capt. Elisha and Hannah Meserve. 

17, , daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hastey. 

May 2, Josiah Skillin, son of Allison and Sarah Libby. 

16, John Smith, son of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 

June 13, Daniel, son of Moses and Catharine Fogg. 

Hannah Jordan, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth Libby. 
27, Rufus, son of Philomen and Martha Libby. 

Sept. 26, Olive, daughter of John and Abigail Damm. 

Jane Harrison, daughter of John and Mary McCartey. 
Oct. 3, David, son of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 

Lidia, daughter of Sam^ and Lidia McKenny. 

Reuben, son of Mark and Relief Libby, 
31, Benjamin, son of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 

Poline, daughter of Christopher and Hannah Rand. 
Nov. 14, David Fogg, son of Joseph and Susannah Davis. 



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Feb. 6, 1774. Phebe, daughter of Solomon and Isabella Meserve. 

April 23, Andrew, son of John and Abigail Damm at the funeral of one of 

their children. 
May 8, Henry, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 

Dec. 18, Alexander, son of Allison and Sarah Libby. 

William, son of Jno. and Hannah Skillen. 
Jan. 18, 1775. Matthew, son of Edmond and Anna Hagen. 

22, John, son of Jotham and Catharine Libby. 

Feb. 19, Philemon, son of Philemon and Martha Libby. 

Mar. 12, Abigail and Dorotha, daughters of Benja. and Phebe Small, Dorcas, 

daughter of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 

April 9, , son of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 

April 28, Elizabeth, Lyden,William and Cyrus, child° of Richard and Mary King. 
July 23, Ephraim, son of Moses and Catharine Fogg. 

John Right, son of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 
Jan. 28, 1776. Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy and Mary Ann Prout. 

Sam^ Clement and Jemima, child° of Clement and Mary Meserve. 
Mar. 3, Dean, son of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 

16, Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy and Lydia McDaniel. 

April 21, John, son of John and Jane Ballard. 
May 19, Margaret, daughter of John and Elizabeth Guilford. 

June 9, James, son of Eben"" and Abigail Prout. 

Margaret, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Mary, daughter of Daniel and Ann Marble. 
30, Elias, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 

Mary, daughter of Eben'' and Miriam Libby. 
July 7, Sewall, son of Thos. and Lydia Lancaster. 

21, Hannah Goodwin, daughter of Will™ and Elizabeth Vaughn. 

Christian, Charity and Betty, daughters of John and Betty Cook. 
Aug. II, Zechariah and Hannah, child" of Benj. and Sarah Mitchel. 

Esther, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Fogg. 

Lucy and Molly, child" of Nehemiah and Libby. 
39, Dennis and Robert Parker, child" of Dennis and Sarah Marr. 

Dummer, son of Joseph and Tabitha Heriman. 

Mary and Betsy, child" of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 
Sept. 15, Will"^, son of Will"' and Mary Fogg. 



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Sarah, daughter of Josiah and Sarah Skillin. 
David, son of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 
Lydia, daughter of Jotham and Lydia Libby. 
Phineas and Josiah, sons of Josiah and Unice Libby. 
Benj. and Joseph, sons of Simeon and Rebecca Skillin. 
Simon, son of Allison and Mary Libby. 
Rhoda, daughter of Josiah and Unise Libby. 
John, son of Thos. and Hannah Libby. 
Hannah, daughter of Natha^ and Sarah Hasty. 
Joseph, son of John and Mary Damon. 
Mary, daughter of John and Jane Ballard. 
Hannah, daughter of Natha^ and Sarah Hasty. 
Joseph, son of John and Mary Damon. 
22, Mary, daughter of John and Jane Ballard. 

Jan. 2, 1777, Mark, son of John and Hannah Skilling. 

Ezekiel, son of Timothy and Mary Ann Prout. 

Benj. Libby on his own account. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Kelley. 

Sarah, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Solomon, son of Benj. and Sarah Rackliff. 

Walter, son of Daniel and Dorathy Libby. 

Alexander, son of John and Bette ? Cook. 

Ruth, Bette and Sarah, daughters of Simon and Eliz**^ Libby. 

Sally, daughter of Benj. and Sarah Mitchel. 

Hannah, daughter of Moses and Catharine Fogg. 

Rufus, son of Elisha and Abigail Libby. 

Daniel and Hannah, child^ of Nath^ and Anna Meserve. 

John, son of Josiah and Susanna Skilling. 

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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 85 

DESCENDANTS OF PETER COOPER, OF ROW- 
LEY, MASSACHUSETTS. 



BY THE LATE ALBION K. P. COOPER, OF BROOKLYN, N. Y. 



Peter Cooper, the emigrant, came to New England in 1635, a 
' passenger in the ship Susan and Ellen, then aged twenty-eight. 
He settled in the town of Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts, 
and was the owner of a house lot of an acre and a half as early as 
1643. His will is on record in the Probate Ofhce of that county. 
Rowley records give the names and births of one son and three 
daughters. The son, Samuel, remained in Rowley, and was him- 
self the father of three sons, beside daughters. Of these three 
sons, the grandchildren of the emigrant, Samuel and Moses, died 
apparently without male issue to continue the line; the third son, 
Leonard, removed from Rowley to Newcastle, Maine, and left a 
large family of children. The descendants of three of his sons 
have been traced by the late Mr. Cooper, and the results of his re- 
searches are comprised in this article; his death, in the summer of 
1884, prevented a more extended investigation, and must be the 
^ apology for any incompleteness detected in the following pages. 

I Peter the emigrant, m. Emme, Ame, or Amelia, who died in 
Rowley in 1689; he died 15 Jan., 1667. Issue: 

2 Mary, b. 2 April, 1642 ; m. John How of Topsfield. 

3 Samuel,^ b. 8 Dec, 1646. 

4 Deborah, b. 30 June, 1650; m. 28 Dec, 1670, Samuel Hazeltine of Haverhill. 

5 Sarah, b. 14 June, I652 ; m. 3 Jan., 1676, Edward Moors of Newbury. 

3 Samuel,^ son of (i) Peter,^ was born in Rowley 8 Dec, 1646, 
and lived there during his life; m. 25 June, 1691, Mary Harriman, 
who died 7 Oct., 1732 ; he died 25 May, 1727. Issue: 

6 Samuel,^ b. 7 Mar., 1692. 



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7 Mary, b. lo Nov., 1693 ; m. 5 Nov., 1734, Moses Hopkmson. 

8 Peter, b. 7 March, 1696; drowned 12 Aug., 17 15. 

9 Hannah, b. 10 April, 1701 ; d. 25 Sept., 1705. 

10 Moses, ^ b. 19 April, 1703. 

11 Leonard,^ b. 26 June, 1707. 

6 Samuel,^ eldest son of (3) Samuel,^ was born in Rowley, 7 
March, 1692; m. 7 March, 1734, Mary Hobson, who died 19 Aug., 
1762; he was alive in 1770, under guardianship. Issue: 

12 Infant, d. 25 Jan., 1736. 

13 Mary, b. 20 Dec, 1739 ; d. 12 Nov., 1815, unmarried. 

10 MosES,^ son of (3) Samuel,^ was born in Rowley 19 April, 
1703; m. ist, 15 May, 1729, Phoebe Jewett, and 2d, 8 April, 1741, 
Ruth Johnson. His children were born in Rowley; he may have 
removed after second marriage. Issue : 

14 Moses, b. 18 Aug., 1730. \ 

15 Priscilla, b. 16 June, 1732. > All died of throat distemper in 1736. 

16 Elizabeth, b. 18 Oct., 1734. ) 

17 Priscilla, b. 7 July, 173- ; m. Ross. 

1 1 Leonard,^ youngest son of (3) Samuel,^ was born in Rowley 
26 June, 1707; m. 13 March, 1729, Sarah Platts, who was born 22 
June, 1 7 10; settled at Newcastle, Maine. Issue: 

18 Hannah, b. 7 April, 1730; m. 7 Nov., 1749, Thomas Lull, his second wife ; 

she died 29 Sept., 1793. 

19 Peter,^ b. 3 March, 1732. 

20 Mary, b. 18 Nov., 1734; m. 31 May, 1753, Jacob Pearson (she was bap- 

tized Sarah). 

21 James,^ b. 4 March, 1737. 

22 Jedediah, b. 3 July, 1739. 

23 Susannah, baptized 6 May, 1742 ; d. 27 June, 1742. 

24 Moses, b. 26 May, 1743 ; m. a widow Tarr, and was of Whitefield, Me. 

25 Ezekiel, b. 7 Oct., 1745; removed to Ohio. 

26 Sarah, b. 26 Feb., 1748. 



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27 Jesse,^ b. 17 May, 1751. 

28 Susannah, b. 11 Oct., 1753; m. Samuel Gray, who died i April, 1843; she 

died 6 Sept., 1842 ; their son Samuel,^ b. 1782, m. (32) Sally,^ daugh- 
ter of (27) Jesse ^ Cooper. 

19 Peter,* eldest son of (11) Leonard,^ was born 3 March, 1732 ; 
m. ist, 25 Dec, 1755, Mary Skillian, and 2d, a widow Woodman; 
he served in the French war, went to Quebec, and died returning, 
22 Oct., 1759. (Another account says that he died in a hospital 
at Halifax.) He settled at Dresden, Me., and had issue : 

29 Leonard,^ b. 1757. 

30 Molly, m. Seth Larrabee of Whitefield. 

21 James,* son of (11) Leonard,^ was born 4 March, 1737; m. 
Hannah , and had issue (perhaps others) : 

31 Child, d. 13 April, 1764. 

27 Jesse,* youngest son of (11) Leonard,^ was born 17 May, 1751 ; 
m. 8 Nov., 1777, Hannah Nickels, who was born 22 Aug., 1755, and 
died 30 April, 1818; he died 1828. Issue: 

32 Sally, b. 27 May, 1778; m. Samuel, b. 1782, son of Samuel and Susannah 

(Cooper) Gray; she died 1809 ; he died April, 1845 ; issue : 

1 Jesse C.,b, 6 Nov., 1806; m. 18 Feb., 1840, Eunice S. Glidden, and died 6 

Jan., 1876. Issue : 

1 Alphonso, b. 17 Dec, 1842. 

2 William Ames, b. 19 Sept., 1844; d. 25 Nov., 1847. 

3 Albert, b. 26 Nov., 1845; m. 17 Sept., 1881, Eva A. Hills, and has Chester 

A., b. II Jan., 1882. 

2 Eli, b. 1808 ; m. Frances Tibbetts, and died in New Orleans 21 Sept., 1840. Issue: 

Oilman R., b. 16 Sept., 1837 ; d. 19 April, 1854. 

3 Alexander, b. 18 May, 1810; of Oldtown, Me. ; m. 24 June, 1839, Mary A. 

Barton, and died 2 Nov., 1869. Issue : 

1 Laura E., b. 18 June, 1841. 

2 Wilbur, b. 26 June, 1842 ; m. 2 May, 1871, Mary E. Oilman. Issue: 

1 yesse Alexander, b. 18 Feb., 1872. 

2 Frederick C, b. 24 Oct., 1874; d. 13 Sept., 1880. 



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3 Edith, b. i6 August, 1876. 

4 Mabel Priscilla^ b. 4 August, 1878. 

3 George Alexander, b. 9 August, 1845 ; m. 13 Feb., 1S78, Mary Braley ; of 

Oldtown. Issue : 

1 Lena, b. 12 Jan., 1879. 

2 Samuel Braley^ b. 21 Nov., 1881. 

3 Agnes L., b. 12 March, 1884. 

4 Frances, b. 22 April, 1847 ; d. 27 April, 1847. 

5 Mary Ella, b. 6 Sept., 1848 ; m, 24 Sept., 1879, Henry W. Bowman. 

6 Herbert, b. 26 March, 1854; m. 26 July, 188-, Hattie E. Brown ; of Oldtown. 

7 Annie Eliza, b. i Sept., 1859. 
^T, Fanny, b. 2 March, 1780; died young. 

34 James Nickels,^ b. 29 March, 1782. 

35 Fanny, b. 19 Feb., 1784; died young. 

36 Jesse, b. 8 Feb., 1785 ; died young. 

37 Alexander,^ b. 18 Feb., 1787; d. 11 March, 1838. 

38 Leonard, b. 16 Sept., 1789 ; died young. 

39 Ruth, b. 7 Sept., 1791 ; died young. 

40 Hannah Lull, b. i Sept., 1794 ; m. 4 July, 1828, William Nickels Ames, and 

died 7 March, 1872; he was born 23 Nov., i8ob, and died 28 July, 1869. 
Issue : 

1 Angeline C, b. in Newcastle, 19 August, 1830. 

2 Charles C, b. 20 Sept., 1832 ; of Auburn, Cal. 

3 Frances W., b. '4 May, 1833; m. 1855, Seth W. Dodge, and died 13 August, 

1881. Issue: 

1 Wilder W., b. 8 July, i860; m. 2 Jan., 1884, Carrie M. Richardson of 

Northport, Me. 

2 Hannah A., b. 22 August, 1867. 

4 William Winslow, b. 11 August, 1837 ; d. 9 Jan., 1875. 

41 Leonard,^ b. 4 July, 1796. 

42 William,^ b. 7 July, 1798. 

43 Gilmore,^ b. 17 June, 1800. 

29 Leonard,^ only son of (19) Peter,^ was born in 1757, married 
Elizabeth Palmer, and lived at East Pittston, Me. Issue: 

44 Mary, b. 21 Dec, 1784. 

45 Henry,^ b. 9 Oct., 1786. 

46 Sarah, b. 10 Sept., 1787. 

47 Leonard, b. 22 June, 1789. 



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48 Betsey, b. 22 April, 1792. 

49 Nancy, K_^^^^y^^^g^_ 

50 Peter, ) 

51 Susannah, b. 24 March, 1797. 

52 Hannah, b. 9 Feb., 1799. 

53 Caroline,K_^P^^_^^g^^^ 

54 Juha, ) 

34 James Nickels,^ eldest son of (27) Jesse,* was born 29 March, 
1782; married- 14 Nov., 1809, Sally Little, who was born 22 Nov., 
1784, daughter of Henry Little, and died 4 May, 1849; he was res- 
ident of Pittston, and died 17 July, 1848. Issue: 

55 Adeline, b. 21 Nov., 1810; m. 3 March, 1834, William Redington of Vas- 

salboro' and Pittston ; she died 7 Feb., 1885. Issue : 

1 Betsy F., b. 7 Jan., 1835 ; m. 28 June, i860, W. H. F. Tower, and died 4 June, 

1879. Issue, George R. 

2 William F., b, 23 May, 1836; m. 26 Sept., 1870, Jennie Boyce, and has issue, 

Ralph B. 

3 Charles C, b. 5 August, 1837 ; d. 20 June, 1879. 

4 Alfred, b. 5 March, 1839 ; m. 24 Oct., 1870, Julia Jones. 

5 Mary V., b. 26 March, 1841. 

6 Delia A., b. 28 July, 1844. 

7 Blanche H., b. 28 Sept., 1S49 ; m. 29 June, 1870, A. G. Chase, and has issue, 

Charles R. and A. Howard. 

8 Eleanor, b. 19 Sept., 1855. 

56 Charles,^ b. 10 Feb., 1813. 

57 Mary L., b. 29 Nov., 1815 ; m. 16 Oct., 1839, Joseph Varney, and died 4 

Oct., 1855. Issue : 

1 James Cooper, 

2 Ellen Raymond, m. L. D. Cooke, and had issue : yane C. and Grace B. 

3 Julia Kimball, m. Pliny Bartlett, and had issue : Ellen C. and Draper. 

58 James Nickels, b. 17 March, 1818 ; d. 10 April, 1868, unmarried. 

59 Jane Drummond, b. 22 July, 1820; d. 21 March, 1880, unmarried. 

60 William Alexander, b. 25 Dec, 1822 ; d. 23 Oct., 1870, unmarried. 

61 Albion Keith Parris,® b. 27 March, 1825. . 



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37 Alexander,^ son of (27) Jesse,^ b. 18 Feb., 1787; m. 7 Nov., 
182 1, Betsey G. Nickels, who was born 9 August, 1803, and died 7 
Nov., 1 85 1. He lived at Pittston, and died 11 March, 1838. Issue: 

62 Emeline M., b. 29 Oct., 1822 ; m. 31 Dec, 1840 (56) Charles Cooper (b. 10 

Feb., 1813 ; d. 18 June, 1879;) ^- ^"^ ^^Z") 1844. 

63 Caroline E., b. 17 July, 1824; m. 10 Nov., 1844, Thomas R. Patten, and 

died 22 Nov., 1844. 

64 Christopher Martinborough Nickels, b. 15 May, 1826 ; d. 2 Jan., 185 1. 

65 Laura A., b. 9 June, 1828 ; d. 8 May, 1842. 

66 Clara M., b. 8 May, 183 1 ; d. 5 Dec, 185 1. 

67 Delia A., b. i Dec, 1834 ; d. 30 Jan., 1850. 

68 Frederick A., b. 24 May, 1836 ; d. 25 Jan., 1839. 

41 Leonard,^ son of (27) Jesse,* b. 4 July, 1796; m. 13 Nov., 
1823, Abigail Weeks, b. 26 April, 1801, and died 6 Nov., 1881 ; he 
died at Montville 6 Oct., 1863. Issue: 

69 Thomas W., b. 16 Nov., 1824; m. 22 Nov. 1854, Ursula J. Stevens ; resi- 

dence East Machias, Me. 

70 Hannah N., b. 28 Feb., 1827 ; m. 25 May, 1854, Daniel Stevens, and has 

issue, Abbie Wilder^ b. 31 Dec, 1859. 

71 Leonard,^ b. 12 March, 1829. 

72 William Edwin, b. 9 May, 1832 ; m. 13 Dec, 1865, Julia A. Weeks ; resides 

at E. Machias. 

73 Marcellus R., b. 11 May, 1835 ; m. 16 July, 1864, Olive Hayford. 

74 Freeman B., b. 29 Aug., 1838 ; m. 11 Feb., 1865, Sarah Gunn, and has issue : 

1 Walter, b. 2 Oct., 1869. 

2 Isabel, b. Oct., 1S78. 

75 Laura A., b. 19 Sept., 1841 ; m. 10 Feb., 1864, (85) William Ames Cooper, 

b. 5 August, 1826, and has issue : 

1 Clara Maria, b. 13 Dec, 1867. 

2 Abbie Lucia, b. 21 June, 1876. 

76 Alexander, b. 13 April, 1844; m. 17 Dec, 187 1, Eugenia A. Russell, and 

has issue : 

I Helen S., b. 19 May, 1881. 



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42 William,^ son of (27) Jesse,* b. 7 July, 1798; m. Frances 
Wilder ; residence Pittston. Issue : 

77 Helen R., m. 1857, Joseph Smith, who was born 31 August, 1833; she 

died 23 April, i860. 

78 Wilder F., m. Alice Drake. 

79 Alexander. 

80 Mary W. 

81 Adeline F. 

82 Fanny. 
d)2, Clara. 

43 GiLMORE,^ youngest son of (27) Jesse,* was born 17 June, 1800, 
in Newcastle; m. i Jan., 1824, Lucia Lewis, who was born 23 April, 
1803, and died 12 Oct., 1881 ; a farmer of Searsmont ; he died in 
San Francisco, Cal., 21 July, 1861. Issue: 

84 George Augustus, b. 28 Oct., 1824, at Newcastle; resides in Nevada Co.,Cal. 

85 William Ames, b. 5 August, 1826, at Newcastle; m. 10 Feb., 1864, (75) 

Laura Augusta Cooper, b. 19 Sept., 1841 ; residence Oldtown. Issue : 

1 Clara Maria, b. in Newport, Me., 13 Dec, 1867. 

2 Abbie Lucia, b. in Oldtown, 21 June, 1876. 

^6 Nichols, b. 19 July, 1828 ; m. Ann Milliken ; residence Searsmont, Me. 
Issue : 

I George Nichols, b. at Searsmont, 18 March, 1862. 

87 Abbie, b. 29 Oct., 1830 ; d. 10 May, 1850. 

88 Helen Augusta, b. 12 April, 1833 ; m. 11 August, 1872, John S. Dunn of 

Nevada Co., California. 

89 Harvey L., b. 12 June, 1837 ; m. 27 Dec, 1869, Mary Josephine Greely ; 

resides in California. Issue : 

1 Herbert Marcellus, b. 23 April, 1872. 

2 Helen Gertrude, b. 3 July, 1874. 

3 Charles Harvey, b. 21 Oct., 1876. 

90 Frederick Lewis, b. in Searsmont, 6 August, 1839 ; m. 6 Feb., 1879, Anna 

Augusta Cooper ; resides in California. Issue : 
I son, b. 17 Feb., 1884. 

91 Clara Maria, b. in Searsmont, 8 Oct., 1841 ; m. 7 Nov., 1861, William G. 

Cox, and died 14 July, 1865. 



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45 Henry,^ eldest son of (29) Leonard,^ b. 9 Oct., 1786; m. 1809, 
Eleanor Bailey, b. 18 Dec, 1790; resided at Dresden, Me. Issue: 

92 Leonard, of Dresden b. 22 July, 1810. 

93 Hiram, of Richmond, b. 18 March, 1812. 

94 Wilham,'' of Richmond, b. 13 Oct., 18 13. 

95 Henry, of Hallowell, b. 14 Sept., 1815. 

96 Warren, b. 2 March, 18 17. 

97 John, b. 2 March, 1819. 

98 Cyrus, b. 7 Nov., 1820. 

99 Eleanor, b. 24 Feb., 1823. 
100 James, b. 20 March, 1825. 
loi Columbus, b. 27 Feb., 1827. 

102 Mary Elizabeth, b. 29 Oct., 1828. 

103 Llewellyn, b. — Nov., 1832 ; shipmaster from port of New York. 

104 Maria, b. — June, 1835. 

56 Charles,^ son of (34) James Nickels,^ b. at Pittston, 10 Feb., 
181 3; m. 31 Dec., 1840, Emeline M., daughter of (37) Alexander^ 
Cooper; she died 10 August, 1844; he married second, 18 August, 
1847, Sally Farley, b. 27 Sept., 1820; residence Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He died 18 June, 1879. Issue : 

105 Charles, b. 13 Nov., 1849. 

106 Frederick F., b. i Jan., 1852 ; d. 14 July, 1852. 

107 Mary F., b. 9 April, 1855 ; d. 28 May, 1879. 

108 Emeline, b. 29 August, 1856. 

109 Caroline F., b. 2 May, 1865 ; d. 14 August, 1865. 

61 Albion Keith Parris,^ youngest son of (34) James Nickels,^ 
born at Pittston 27 March, 1825 ; merchant of Boston, Mass., and 
of Paris, France; m. 17 Feb., 1864, Fanny S., daughter of Charles 
H. Mason, b. 18 Oct., 1843; resided in the last part of his life in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., where he died 9 August, 1884.* Issue: 

* Mr. Cooper had, within a year or two before his death, collected the matter embraced in this 
article, and doubtless had he lived, would have added largely to it. His notes have been placed 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 93 

no Walter Mason, b. 21 Nov., 1864. 

111 Grace, b. 2 Dec, 1866. 

71 Leonard,^ son of (41) Leonard,^ b. 12 March, 1829; m. 12 
Feb., 1863, Mary Agnes Keating, who died 30 May, 1870; he mar- 
ried second, 28 June, 1880, Annie S. Cunningham. Issue: 

112 Mary Hanly, b. 28 Sept., 1867 ; d. 26 Feb., 1877. 

113 Ralph L., b. 3 August, 188 1. 

94 William,'^ third son of (45) Henry,^ b. 13 Oct., 181 3 ; m. 7 May, 
1837, Mary Ann Cheney. He died at Richmond, Me., August 24, 
1864. Issue: — all born in Dresden, Me., where William first 
settled. 

1 Frederick W., b. 22 March, 183S ; shipmaster; d. i July, 1864, at Manzanillo, 

Cuba; unmarried. 

2 John C. b. 28 Nov., 1840; shipmaster; m. in Saco, Me., 21 Nov., 1871, Annie 

H., dau. of Jordan and Mary B. Fogg. Issue: 

I Caro Lena, b. at Richmond, 15 Jan., 1878. 

3 Lena C, b. 27 Aug., 1847 > n^- '" Richmond, 12 Sept., 1869, C. Everett Blanch- 

ard, shipmaster. She died 8 Sept., 1871. Issue: 

I Ernest C, b. in Richmond, 8 June, 1870. 

in my hands to prepare for publication, and the work would be incomplete without a brief sketch of 
the life and labors of one whose friendship and sympathy were mine in a peculiar degree. 

Mr. Cooper passed the leisure hours of his boyhood in the shipyard of his father upon the banks of 
the Kennebec river. No mast was too lofty for him to scale, no construction too intricate for him to 
note and understand. But the shipyard was too narrow in its limits, and his ambition too restless 
to yield to home influences. He early went to the city of Boston, and found employment there in 
the dry goods house of Holbrook, Carter & Co. Later he became a partner under the firm name 
of Carter, Cooper & Co. After the dissolution of the firm he sailed for Europe, and in 1855 be- 
came attached to the house of Vogel & Co. of Paris. In 1862 he returned to this country, and was 
immediately successful in obtaining a situation in the private office of Alexander T. Stewart, with 
whom he remained until the death of the great merchant, in 1876, enjoying his confidence and es- 
teem in an eminent degree. In the year 1879 he was sent by the firm of A. T. Stewart & Co. to 
Paris on business connected with the house, and remained in Europe in their service until the autumn 
of the next year, when his engagement with the firm was severed. He subsequently became at- 
tached to the Custom House in the city of New York, and was in the service at the time of his death. 

Islir. Cooper was a man widely known in the commercial circles of New York, and universally es- 
teemed. He was a man of great ability, of great executive capacity, of wide general information, 
and singularly warm-hearted, generous and sympathetic. His friendship is one to be remembered 
with deep satisfaction, and his death deplored as a grievous personal loss. 

Edward Doubleday Harris. 



94 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



EARLY SETTLERS OF WELD. 



BY E. J. FOSTER. 



[Continued from pa£e ^^, Vol. 2.] 

Benjamin Masterman was born in Bearing, N. H., and married 
Nancy Waugh of the same town, in the spring of 1809, and came 
to No. 5 soon after. He settled on the farm where his son David 
now lives, and remained here until his death. 

Jonathan Dutton was born in Goffstown, N. H., and married 
Marian Abbott of Concord in the autumn of 1808, and the next 
spring moved to No. 5, and took the farm now occupied by John 
Coding in the westerly part of the town. The family went west in 
1820. In 1818-20 many of the settlers went from this town to 
Western New York and Ohio. Among them were the names of 
Carleton, Masterman, Robinson, Jackson, Storer, McLaughlin and 
Newman ; about forty persons left the town in these two years to 
seek better homes in the then West; some went on foot, others 
went with horses; some acquired property, others were always poor, 
and a few returned to Weld. 

William Stevens was born in Charlestown, Mass., where he 
remained until 1805, when he came to Sidney, Me., where he 
married Betsey, a sister to Lemuel Jackson, in 1806; they soon 
after moved to Greene, where they lived till 18 10, when they came 
to No. 5. He settled a short distance south of Abel Holt, where 
Robert Dunning now lives ; he remained in town until his death, 
June 14, 1820. 

Jacob Ela came from Cheshire, N. H., and settled on the west 
side of Coburn Hill, where he built a blacksmith shop, and made a 
small clearing ; he remained here but a short time, but moved from 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 95 

place to place, and died a few years ago in Mercer. His wife was 
Rachel, a sister to Jotham Dutton. 

Charles and Jeriah Bass came from Wilton, N, H., and bought 
land in No. 5, now the farm of Benj. Jones ; they lived here until 

1 8 19, when they sold to Ebenezer Jones of Andover, Mass. Jeriah 
went to Wilton, Me., and Charles moved to a wild lot, where he 
remained till 1855, when he sold to Oliver Masterman, and went to 
the village, where he died May 23, 1862, aged jj years. His wife 
was Susannah, a sister of Eliphalet Lane, an early settler of No. 
5 ; they were from Bearing, N. H. After the death of her hus- 
band Mrs. Bass went to Wilton with her daughter, Mrs. Cyrus 
Greenwood, where she died Aug. 16, 1869, aged 78 years. 

Simon Keyes was born in Wilton, N. H., and his wife Hannah 
Hosmer was born in Lincoln, Mass.; they were married in 1798 
and settled in Lunenburg, Mass.; lived afterward in Bolton, and in 
Wilton, N. H., from whence they came to Temple, Me., in 1807; 
here he erected and run a saw-mill till 18 10, when he came to No. 
5, and settled near Joseph Storer. He was a carpenter by trade, 
and followed this business until the war of 181 2, when for fear of 
Indian troubles he returned to Temple, but came back to No. 5 in 
181 3, and built a saw-mill on the Keyes brook, and soon after a 
house near the mill. The mill was carried away by the freshet in 

1820, but the following year he constructed another, and also a 
grist-mill, which were in use till 1850, when they were taken away. 
He did a large amount of carpenter and cooper work beside the 
manufacture of many farming tools and the running of his mills. 
He did also some surveying. He died in 1852, at the age of eighty- 
five years. His wife died some years before. 

Nicholas Berry came from Wilton, N. H., to No. 5 and settled 



96 Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 

where Peter Reynolds now lives; he remained here until 1818 when 
he removed to Farmington. He built the first bridges in town. 

McAllister came in 18 10 from New Hampshire, and set- 
tled near Isaac Storer; he built a blacksmith shop and worked at 
this trade a few years, when he went to Rumford. It is said he was 
the first blacksmith in the settlement. 

Isaac Barrett with three brothers, Job, Reuben, and David, 
came next from Mason, N. H. Isaac began the farm now owned 
by James Barrett in the southwest part of the town ; he remained 
here until his death Aug. 17, 1848, aged 69 years. His first wife 
was Polly Dodge of Dixfield ; she died July 23, 1824, aged 45, 
His second wife was Abigail Richardson of Jay; she died Aug. 31, 
1870, aged "jy. Reuben stopped in the settlement but a short 
time, then returned to New Hampshire. Job lived on the west 
side of the pond a few years, then moved to Mexico, Me., in 181 5, 
where he died leaving children. David married Phebe, a sister to 
Abel and Joseph Russell, and settled on the hill west of Lorenzo 
Robertson's present residence; he remained here until 181 2; he 
then enlisted in the army and served eighteen months, when he 
returned, and lived in different places until he died at the residence 
of his son at the village, Feb. 12, 1864, aged 82. His wife died 
Sept. 13, 1852, aged 80. His father was in the war of the Revolu- 
tion, he in the war of 181 2, and a son and grandson in the Civil war. 

Births in the town 18 10. Hannah, daughter of Stephen B. 
Webster, b. April 2; John, son of Eben Hutchinson, b. April 16; 
Amos, son of Abel Holt, b. Aug. 12; Sarah, daughter of James R. 
Kittredge, b. Sept. 15 ; Ira, son of Benjamin Masterman, b. Oct. 2; 
Phebe, daughter of M. D. Masterman, b. Oct. 6; Hiram, son of 
Jere Foster, b. Oct. 10; Henry, son of Isaac Storer, b. Oct. 25; 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 97 

Franklin, son of Samuel Gordon, b. Nov. 1 1 ; John, son of Philip 
Judkins, b. Nov. 24; Hannah, daughter of Simon Keyes, Nov. 27, 
(b. in Temple); Benjamin, son of Jere Whitney, b. Dec. 2. 

Deaths in 18 10, Gardner, son of Elisha Holman, died March 7, 
aged 7 years, and Barnard, another son of the same, drowned June 
22, aged 2 years. No other death appears on any record for this 
year. 

Seth Ela came from Cheshire, N. H., to No. 5, in 181 1 ; he was 
a brother to Jacob, who came the year before ; Seth married Re- 
becca Dutton, a sister to his brother Jacob's wife ; he settled on 
the farm now owned by Sylvanus Pratt, and lived here until his 
death, Nov. 23, 1850, aged 63. He was an enterprising townsman, 
and a town officer for many years. 

George Robinson and his son Samuel came from Greene in 
181 1, and bought the David Carleton farm, where Calvin McLaugh- 
lin now resides; they were here until 181 5, when they returned to 
Greene ; they were shoemakers, and the first in town. 

Enoch Bristow came from New Hampshire, made a clearing 
near the present residence of Joshua Soule, but remained in town 
but a short time. 

John Dalton came in 181 1 from Goffstown, N. H., and settled 
in the northwest part of the town, where he cleared a farm, on 
which he died ; his farm was afterward abandoned. 

Sampson Freeman came from Lewiston in 18 11, and settled in 
the southwest part of the town, but went away in 1820, leaving two 
sons, Smith and William, who soon after died. 

Births in town 18 11. Hermon, son of Stephen Holt, b. Feb. 
26; Charles, son of Jonathan Pratt, b. March 10; Charles, son 



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of Charles Bass, b. March i8; Horace, son of EHsha Holman, 
b. April 22; Polly, daughter of Benjamin Phinney, b. June 4; 
Bethiah, daughter of David McLaughlin, b. June 23. Nancy, 
daughter of Abel Russell, b. Aug. 27; Nancy, daughter of James 
Masterman jr., b. Sept. 15; Ephraim, son of Ephraim Russell, b. 
Oct. I ; Enoch, son of John Phelps, b. Oct. 2 ; Fanny, daughter of 
Jacob Ela, b. Nov. 8. 

Deaths in 181 i. I find but one death recorded in the town for 
this year, which was of Abel, son of Abel Russell, died Sept. 15, 
aged 4 years. 

Freeman Ellis of Sumner came into the town in 181 2, and 
bought two lots of land near the present upper village ; on one lot 
he built the house now owned by D. F. Holt ; the other his son 
Isaac made a farm of, and it is now known as the Wm. Skolfield 
farm. Mr. Ellis was the first justice of the peace in town ; he 
also held other oflBces during his residence here. 

David Reed came from Yarmouth and settled on the west side 
of the pond, where he remained until 18 18, when he probably went 
to Ohio with his brother Bart. No other settlers came to No. 5 in 
181 2; probably the breaking out of the war this year took their 
attention in other directions, though the settlement was at this 
time incorporated by the name of Webb's Pond Plantation, and 
the first meeting called for choice of officers at David Wheeler's 
house, March 23, 181 2. The following officers were chosen: — Mod- 
erator, Jonathan Pratt; Clerk, John Storer; Assessors, Jonathan 
Pratt, Abel Holt and Stephen Holt. The Collector's office was set 
up at vendue, and was taken by Jonathan Pratt at fvvt cents on the 
dollar. A warrant was posted at this meeting, appointing another 
the 6th of April following, for the purpose of casting their votes 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 99 

for Governor, Lieut.-Governor, Senators and Councilors. Elbridge 
Gerry received forty-three votes, and Caleb Strong one, for Gov- 
ernor. Wm. Ring received forty-seven votes, and Wm. Phillips 
one, for Lieut.-Governor. At the same meeting eight hundred dol- 
lars were appropriated for the construction and repair of roads, and 
one dollar per day allowed for labor. Caleb Holt, Stephen B. Web- 
ster, John Phelps, David Wheeler, Joseph Storer, Abel Holt and 
Eben Hutchinson were chosen Highway Surveyors, and Abel 
Holt, Treasurer. Seventy dollars were appropriated for support of 
schools, and the plantation divided into four districts. Amaziah 
Reed, Jere Foster, David Wheeler and Joseph Russell were chosen 
a committee to establish the schools, and this was the first act of 
the inhabitants toward public schools in the plantation, though pri- 
vate schools had been taught for several years among the settlers. 

Births in town 1812. Daniel, son of James Houghton, b. Jan. 
3; Susannah, daughter of Charles Bass, b. March 25 ; Levi, son of 
Abel Holt, b. April 18; Melinda, daughter of Marmaduke Master- 
man, b. April 27; Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer Hutchinson, b. 
May 22; Betsy C, daughter of Jotham Dutton, b. June 11; Lu- 
cinda, daughter of Benjamin Masterman, b. July 2 ; Moses, son of 
Elijah Stearns, b. Aug. 14; Esther, daughter of William Stevens, 
b. Sept. i; Eleanor, daughter of Isaac Storer, b. Oct. 16; Daniel 
Bradbury, son of Samuel Gordon, b. Nov. 24. I find recorded very 
few deaths, and no marriages in the town previous to 18 13. 

[To be continued.] 



100 Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 

THE SKILLINGS FAMILY. 



BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



Some years since the writer was professionally employed to inves- 
tigate titles to lands that were then or had previously been in the 
possession of this family. Current rumors of a claim to portions 
of the same, now held by others, contemplated by the heirs upon 
the expiration of an ancient lease, led to close investigation of not 
only the recorded conveyances but also the heirships of the family, 
and carried such search back much further than the customary time. 

In that way a familiarity was obtained that rendered apparent the 
serious faults and omissions of the article printed in the last 
" Recorder." 

Thomas Skillings deserves better of the record-makers of today, 
than to be handed down to coming readers with such an imperfect 
list of his many energetic and enterprising descendants whose 
labors have so much contributed to the establishing of this com- 
munity. The further considerations that they are the only persons 
bearing that name in all our broad land, and that they furnish a 
striking example of continuity and length of tenure of the ances- 
tral patrimony, supplies the zest to the very considerable labor of 
arranging copious notes. 

While confessing apparent incompleteness at the end of this long 
descent, for life is all too short for a stranger to the blood to follow 
out all the ramifications of such numerous progeny, it is asserted 
that in the earlier generations, susceptible of record proof, substan- 
tial accuracy has been attained ; and the accompanying foot notes 
will, beside showing the method and supplying the sources, carry 
conviction. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 101 

It has been considered more serviceable, and it is hoped more 
stimulating to co-workers in this field, to add the names of such as 
could not be conveniently placed, that those who may have the 
inclination to further aid, may be spared some of the troubles of 
discovery. 

The quaint and concise will of Thomas, Senior, has already been 
contributed to the " Recorder," and will in time appear among 
" Gleanings from the County FilesT 

FIRST GENERATION. 

I Thomas and Deborah^ ( ?) Skillings. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

2 i Thomas,^ b. Nov., 1643; '^' Mary Lewis, 

3 ii John,^ b. 1644; m. Elizabeth ^ ? 

4 iii Deborah,* b. 1648; unmarried. 

5 iv Abigail,^ b. 1652; m. John Curney, Nov. 18, 1670. 

6 V Elizabeth,^ b. ?; m. Edmund Clark. 

7 vi Joseph,'' b. ? 

8 vii Benjamin,^ b. 1664; n^- ? 

iMr. Willis, at p. 179, n., in his " History of Portland," throws doubt upon her Christian name; 
but it is proven to be correct, for the widow of that name presents the Inventory of Thomas' estate. 
York Probate Office. 

2 Of these children, Thomas is given first in his father's will, and was without doubt the eldest. 
York Rec. 

^ John, mentioned next in order, was probably born the next year, as he signs the petition of those 
who could not submit to Gorges, Aug. i, 1665, together with his father and brother Thomas. Mass. 
Arch. 

* Deborah's birth is recorded 1648 at Gloucester. Babson. She was living still unmarried in 17 15, 
when she malces oath in support of her brothers Joseph's and Benjamin's claims. Eastern Claims^ 

^Abigail, who was of marriageable age in 1670, probably came next. She died at the age of 70, 
in Gloucester, Feb. 16, 1722. 

'° Elizabeth, who m. Edmund Clark, and conveys part of the farm at Back Cove to John Wass, 
Aug. I, 1 7 19, it is probable from the dates came next. York Reg. 

"^ Joseph, b. . 

^Benjamin, b. 1664, was the youngest, as Joseph states, and is supported by his sister Deborah's 
testimony. Eastern Claims. Benjamin himself, buried Dec. ii, 1764, "reckoned he was in his 
looth year." Smithes Journal p. 202. 



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THIRD GENERATION. 

(2) Thomas ^ and Mary (Lewis) Skillings. 

9 i Benjamin,!^ b. , was of Marblehead in 1719; probably m. Elizabeth . 

15 

1, 2 It is very apparent that the editor of Smith's Journal confoundingly interchanged not only the 
two Thomases, as indicated in the comments on the note to p. 202, but fell into like confusion with 
regard to the two Benjamins, who were uncle (8) and nephew (9) in his note to p. 55, which is repro- 
duced here to render plainer the correction of it, viz. : "Benjamin Skillings, son of Thomas, who 
purchased the land of George Cleaves in 1658; he came from Salem, hit did not remain here. In 
September, 17 19, we find him a resident af Marblehead; at which time he conveyed to John Wass of 
Falmouth, his interest in the Back Cove farm. He owned but half this farm, his brother Joseph, the 
other half, having been given to them by their father. Benjamin was chosen selectman by the newly 
incorporated town in 17 18." But it is to be gathered from the extant city record that he did continue 
here and served in that capacity four consecutive years. 

Had the above note been divided into two heads, all that is there stated would have been applica- 
ble to these respective Benjamins ; what is now italicized appertains to the younger man. The elder 
remaining with us till heavy with years \note ante\ as Dr. Deane notes, " Father Skillings buried in 
his own ground." \Dea7te''s Journal, p. 307.] He, in some way yet to be ascertained, acquired his 
brother's interest in " his own ground," and deeded it to his son Isaac, of whom stQ post. 

1* Of the younger Benjamin, careful research of all accessible printed records reveals only the 
meager detail that a widow Elizabeth Skillen had a tomb at Marblehead in 1772. 

A Mary Skillian of Ipswich, who m. Dec. 25, 1755, Peter Cooper of Rowley, may have been his 
daughter, as with some probability also that Betsey Skillings, who m. Samuel Glover after 1762. 

" His interest" in the farm was chimerical, as his father, Thomas jr., had different provision by 
his grandfather's will. At all events Wass did not hold under the alleged deed, but built and lived 
on Queen street instead. The earliest tax rate extant, so far as known, gives only the Senior Ben- 
jamin and his son Isaac in the year 1735. 

1^ Disagreeable though it be to perform genealogical executions, due regard for the facts makes 
one necessary here. Thomas and Mary (Lewis) Skillings had no son Joseph, as is stated at p. 47 
of the Recorder, but only one child Benjamin. In her depositions, the originals of which have 
been carefully preserved in the Willis Mss., Mrs. Wilkins does attest her maternity to Benjamin by 
her former husband, Thomas Skillings, but nowhere does she claim other issue by him. James 
Ross, a neighbor, testifies that he has " known him from a child to have been the reputed child of 
the aforesaid Thomas," but adds nothing of any other children. Comparison of dates shows how 
unwarrantable is such assumption. Mrs. Wilkins, born in 1654, was not married before the first 
war, for she deposes that she " lived in Falmouth at Back Cove from her first remembrance of any- 
thing, till she was about 22 years old, and she moved from thence for fear of the Indians in the first 
war." Both her own and her future husbands's families fled to Salem, and are given in the list of 
the refugees taken in there in 1675-6. Marrying there, her husband Thomas Skillings had deceased 
before Dec. 30, 1676, when administration was granted to the widow Mary, and there is strong prob- 
ability that this only child Benjamin was posthumous. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 103 

(3) John '' and Elizabeth ' ( ?) Skillings. 

10 i John,io apparently never married; was of Boston 1726, when he conveyed to Westbrook. 

11 ii Samuel, b. 1677; m. Rhoda Haley, Dec. 25, 1702. 

12 iii Josiah.ii b. ; m. Elizabeth Lydston May 17, 1708. 

13 iv Rebecca, b. ; m. George Frink. 

^Eastern Claims. From this record we glean her Christian name. She is there spoken of 
(apparently as a widow), as owning a dwelling-house near the Marriner-Bailey lot, " on the road to 
Mr. [Thaddeus] Clark's." Its site is now occupied by the Preble House, and title to it was 
obtained by her husband, John, exchanging lots with the Rev. George Burroughs [York Reg.'\ This 
is corroborated, (aside from information to same effect had by a distinct search of the title to that 
location) by the deposition of Deborah (Ingersoll) Larrabee, Aug. 2, 1746, that "John Skillings 
lived on a place about 30 rods to the South West of the Meeting-house in the First Parish that he 
had of Mr. Burroughs; and that Mr. Samuel Skillings now living at Long Creek in said Town is the 
reputed son of said John." 

8 The foot note on the page last cited is badly misleading in its reference to his mother. The 
Mary Lewis there mentioned married, as I have shown, the second Thomas. She was born 1654, 
as her depositions prove, and could not have become a mother at the age of ten. After her hus- 
band's death (not her father Lewis', as there printed), she m. 2d, Jotham Lewis; and m. 3d, 

Wilkins (not Williams as there printed). 

' "Joseph Skillion, of Marblehead, in behalf of himself and Benjamin (8) Skillion, sons of Thomas 
Skillion, late of Casco Bay and there deceased, claims 100 acres at Back Cove purchased by their 
father of George Cleaves, bounded by Ingersoll on one side, and [Wake]ly's on the other, and 
marsh adjoining Mr. Brackett's, which land and meadow were possessed by the widow and John 
Skillion her son, till said Joseph and Benjamin came of age, to whom they were given by their 
father. Their claims and improvements proved by ye oaths of Deborah (4) Skillion, Eliza Clark and 
George Ingersoll." [Eastern Claims,] 

i°This John, although not doing his share in the propagation of the race, did the family the good 
service to prove before the Commissioners on Eastern Claims the family claims to their lands, 
which was the more convenient for him to do from his residence at Boston. He did not appear to 
value his interests therein very highly, for he sold out to Westbrook as noted in another place. 

11 The examination of these deeds cited establish to a nicety the number of children in two fami- 
lies and their priority, and necessitates the addition of one, shown to be the eldest, to John's family, as 
printed at p. 47, Vol. II., Recorder, and either the removal of one from Josiah's family, Id., p. 49; 
or else proves that if John be properly assigned to that family, he must have died without heirs 
before 1733. 

13-93. June 9, 1729, George Frink and Rebecca his wife convey to her brother Samuel Skil- 
lings, then of Kittery, all rights, etc., in and to the estate of her father John Skillings, formerly of 
Falmouth deceased. York Reg. 

14-168. Sept. 12, 1726, John Skillin, of Boston, conveys to Thomas Westbrook all his rights, 



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etc., to any lands, etc., within the Town of Falmouth. It is noticeable that no wife signs with him, 
nor is there any mention of dower in this deed. Thus far no proportions are given, but in the next 
deeds they appear. Id. ' 

15-279 16-5. May I, 1733, Danforth Phipps and Elizabeth his wife convey to Samuel Skillings , 
then being of Falmouth, all our rights, one-fifteenth (or one-third of one-fifth) of our rights which 
we claim under our grandfather John Skillings of Falmouth, or our father Josiah Skillings of 
Kittery. Id. 

16-5 16-6. April 30, 1733, Edward Skillings, of Scarborough, conveys to Samuel Skillings all 
my right, two-thirds of one-fifth of land and mill at Long Creek, by virtue of my grandfather John, 
or my father Josiah. His wife Sarah signs releasing her right of dower. Id. 

21-79, Apr. 30, 1733, Roger Bearing and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of Josiah Skillings 
of Kittery, deceased, all right or claim by virtue of my wife's marriage with said Josiah, i.e., her 
dower. By these conveyances, Samuel, owning in his own right by inheritance, 1-5 

acquires from his sister Rebecca Frink, her I-5 

from his nephew, Edward Skillings 2-3 of 1-5 ) his brother 
from his niece Elizabeth Phipps 1-3 of 1-5 > Josiah's 1-5 

3-5 

and shows the fraction remaining to have been in some other child, and that a son of the first 

John, who must have been older than Samuel, because had he been younger, or had it been a daugh- 
ter, Samuel would have inherited two-fifths. All uncertainty is dissipated by the following deed : Id. 

15-91. 1732-3. Thomas Westbrook owning two-fifths, and Samuel Skillings owning three- 
fifths, join in one deed and convey to William Cotton one acre upon the Neck, "according to their 
purchase of said land." It was a part of the tract obtained by the first John in his exchange with 
Rev. Mr. Burroughs, already mentioned ante. Id. 

These deductions are further clinched by the recital in a deed 15-109 from Westbrook to Samuel 
Skillings wherein he expressly declares that certain land is "what I bought of his brother John 
Skillings,'''' 

To recapitulate : the recitals in these deeds prove to a legal certainty that John had four heirs, of 
■whom John was the eldest. They also prove with equal conclusiveness that Josiah left but two 
heirs surviving in 1733. 

16 Beside the transactions of the first John Skillings as correctly summarized on p. 47, Recorder, 
and further amplified by these notes, his desertion from the garrison at Falmouth in 1675 (see p. 60, 
Recorder), is explained by his flight to Salem for refuge. He was probably a victim in the next 
war to an Indian ambuscade at Long Creek, where some of the flower of this family are said to 
have fallen, by one of the patriarchs of the name. This comports with, the further family tradition 
that he was cut off in his comparatively early manhood. His widow with their children fled to Kit- 
tery, where deeds were interchanged by them. She returned and was afterward dwelling in the old 
homestead. See ante. 



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(8) Benjamin ^^ and ? Skillings. 

14 i Isaac, ^s b. ; Int. m. Mary Brackett Dec. i8, 1752. 

FOURTH GENERATION. 

(11) Samuel ^^ and Rhoda (Haley) Skillings. 

15 i Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1703; m. ist Geo. Copson; Int. m. 2d, Sam'l Eldridge, Nov. 24, 1753. 

16 ii Rebecca, b. May 25, 1705; d. s. p. and probably young. 

17 iii Samuel, b. Feb. 4, 1706; m. Rebecca Sawyer. 

18 iv Catherine, b. Feb. 19, 1708; m. George Roberts. 

19 V Dorcas, b. June 19, 1710; m. William Wescot. 

20 vi Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1713; m. Ebenezer Doane. 

21 vii Deborah, b. ; m. ist. Dunn; 2d, Daniel Bailey. 

22 viii Joanna, b. ; m. Samuel York. 

23 ix Susanna, b. ; m. Thomas Millett. 

(12) Josiah and Elizabeth (Lydston ^^) Skillings. 

24 i John, b. Aug. 15, 1709; d. s. p., and probably young. 

25 ii Edward, b. May 29, 171 1; m. Sarah Mills, March 23, 1731-2. 

26 iii Elizabeth, b. Dec. 24, 1713; m. Danforth Phipps, March 19, 1732. 

(14) Isaac and Mary (Brackett) Skillings. 

27 i Sarah, b. ; m. Michael Lunt. 

28 ii Mary, b. ; m. William Moulton. 

29 iii Benjamin, b. ; Int. m. Mary Pride, March 16, 1740. 

30 iv Eleanor, b. ; m. William Cleaves. 

17 Cziinb, Reg. 9-1 16. Dec. 6, 1742. The above Benjamin being then in his 78th year, conveys to 
his son Isaac all his farm or homestead at Back Cove. From this it is reasonable to infer that he 
was an only child. 

18 Isaac was admitted an inhabitant in 1728, without payment of the £10, showing he was a son of 
an old settler. He enlisted in April, 1744, in the Snoe Shoe Company under Capt. Dominicus 
Jordan. 

19 This Samuel was prominent in Indian affairs, and rendered especially good service toward Wells. 
He was called Captain, and beside his military rank had attained prominence as selectman. His 
possessions were goodly, and by their influence he was quite the dominating member of the family 
during his lifetime. His sagacity and foresight in securing the mill privileges on the Creek and the 
connecting fertile acres show him worthy to be called the second founder of the family; and his 
posterity to this day dwelling in ease upon land he allotted them have inherited many traits of this 
worthy pioneer. 

12 They show also that the doubt indicated by the " (?) " on p. 47, was well grounded, for Josiah 
married Elizabeth Lydston (not Mary Litton as there printed), who after his death, m. 2d, Jan. 16, 
1723-4, Roger Dearing, instead of her daughter doing so, as is erroneously stated on p. 49. at the 
immature age of ten ; and that the daughter Elizabeth (26) Skillings did marry Danforth Phipps. 



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FIFTH GENERATION. 

(17) Samuel and Rebecca (Sawyer) Skillings. 

31 i Josiah, b. June y, 1732; Int. m. Susanna Winter, Sept. 1755. 

32 ii Rebecca, b. June 15, 1734; m. Zebulon Trickey, Aug. 10, 1758. 

33 iii Samuel, b. March 21, 1736; Int. m. Mary Mitchell, Dec. 18, 1760. 

34 iv Sarah, b. ; Int. m. Samuel Dunn, July 19, 1757. 

35 V Simeon, b. ; m. Rebecca Skillings dau. of Edward (25), Dec. 31, 1772. 

36 vi John, b. ; m. Rebecca Sawyer, June 25, 1778. 

37 vii Joseph, b. ; m. Anna Doane. 

38 viii Mary, b. : m. Simeon Skillings son of Edward (25), May 25, 1769. 

39 ix Lucy, b. ; m. Thaddeus Broad, Jan. 25, 177 1. 

(25) Edward and Sarah (Mills) Skillings. 

40 i Elizabeth, b. April 16, 1733; m. Aaron Plummer, July 9, 1752. 

41 ii Josiah. b. Dec. 23, 1734; d. May 30, 1745. 

42 iii Lydia, b. Sept. 6, 1736; m. Mark Libby, Nov. 22, 1753. 

43 iv Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 1738; m. Allison Libby, Oct. 24, 1754. 

44 V John, b. Jan. 4, 1741; m. Hannah Hasty, June 5, 1764. 

45 vi Catherine, b. May 14, 1743; m. Jotham Libby, Oct. 29, 1761. 

46 vii Josiah, b. Oct. 24, 1745; d. Aug. 9, 1747. 

47 viii Simeon, b. Dec. 17, 1747; m. Mary Skillings, dau. of Samuel (17), May 25, 1769; d. Jan. 

2, 1804. 

48 ix Josiah, ) twins, b. 5 "^- ^^J:, Sarah Blackstone ; 

49 X Benjamin, \ May 22, 1752, i ^' ^d, Susanna Noyes, Dec. 4, 1776. 

50 XI Rebecca, b. April 27, 1754; m. Simeon Skillings (son of Samuel), Dec. 31, 1772. 

51 xii Edward, bapt. Oct. 31, 1756. 

(29) Benjamin and Mary (Pride) Skillings. 

52 i Deliverance, b. Oct. 15, 1741. 

53 ii Susanna, ) 

54 iii Isaac, )h. Jan. 22, 1744; m. Susanna Watson. 

55 iv John, b. March 2, 1746. 

56 V Thomas, b. May 8, 1748; m. Mary Burnell. 

57 vi Abigail, b. March 30, 1753. 

58 vii Anna, b. May 2, 1755. 

59 viii Martha, b. March 2, 1760. 

60 ix Benjamin, b. April 2, 1763; m. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

(31) Josiah and Susanna (Winter) Skillings. 

6i i John, bap. Sept. 14, 1777; m. ist, Elizabeth ; 2d, Margaret Riggs, Jan. 14, 1807. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 107 

62 ii Samuel, bap. Jan. 31, 1779; m. 

63 iii James, bap. May 21, 1780. 

64 iv Nathaniel, b. ; m. Betsey Skillings, dau. of Joseph (37). 

iZZ) Samuel and Mary (Mitchell) Skillings. 

65 i Isaac, b. ; m. Elizabeth Johnson, July 13, 1786. 

66 ii Daniel, b. May 31, 1764; m. Jane Johnson, sister of above, April 17, 1791. 

67 iii Samuel, b. July 31, 1777; m. Catherine Marr, Nov. 12, 1801 ; d. Feb. 21, 1832. 

68 iv Rebecca, b. ; m. John Babb. 

69 V Miriam, b. ; m. Randall Johnson, July 24, 1792. 

70 vi Lucy, b. ; m. Zebulon Trickey. 

71 vii Eunice, b. ; m. Thomas Johnson, brother of Randall, Oct. 21, 1792. 

(35) Simeon and Rebecca (Skillings) Skillings. 

72 i Benjamin, b. April 8, 1774; m. Jane Larrabee, Nov. 22, 1804. 

73 ii Joseph, b. Jan. 14, 1776; m. Sally ; removed to Gray. 

74 iii Enoch, b. Sept. 29, 1778; m. Almira Libby, May 17, 1807. 

75 iv Sally, b. April 29, 1780; m. Samuel Skillings, July 3, 1800, of Gray. 

76 V Lydia, b. April 13, 1782; d. unmarried. 

77 vi Edward, b. Feb. 7, 1784; m. Eunice Libby, April 12, 1812. 

78 vii Solomon, b. Sept. 9, 1786; m. Mary Harmon. 

79 viii Dennis, b. July 4, 1788; m. Margaret Harmon. 

80 ix Hannah, b. May 21, 1790; m. Isaac Larrabee. 

81 X Josiah, b. June 15, 1792; m. Sally Libby, Feb. 22, 1818; removed to Saco. 

82 xi Eunice, b. Jan. 26, 1794; m. Amos Libby, Jan. 25, 1818. 

83 xii Lucy, b. Jan. 16, 1798; m. William Libby, June 5, 1828. 

84 xiii Almira, b. June 17, 1799; m. Isaiah Libby, Jan. 27, 1825. 

(36) John and Rebecca (Sawyer) Skillings. 

85 i John, m. (Plummer) St. John. 

86 ii Lemuel, never married. 

87 iii Rebecca, m. Thomas Roberts. 

88 iv Mercy, m. John Emery. 

89 v Joanna, m. Larrabee. 

iZl) Joseph and Anna (Doane) Skillings. 

90 i Thaddeus, b. ; m. Jane Simonton; d. Oct. 27, 1867. 

91 ii Rufus, d. unmarried. 

92 iii James, m. Gammon. 

93 iv Betsey, m. Nathaniel Skillings {64). 

94 V Zebulon, m. Sarah Dunn. 

95 vi Levi, m. Mary Ann St. John, May i, 1828. 

[To be continued.] 



108 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 

MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED IN SANFORD, ME., 

BY REV. MOSES SWEAT. 



Copied for the Recorder from the Records of the Congregational Church, by Edwin Emery. 



[Continued from page 58. ] 
1797. 

Mar. 12, John Willard and Susanna Hatch. 

Nehemiah Littlefield and Sarah Morrison. 

8, Samuel Bearing and Mercy Ricker. 
Jeremiah Moulton, of Sanford, and Martha Friend, of Alfred, resident 

in Sanford. 

John Chadbourn and Seviah Littlefield. 

William Ham jr., of Shapleigh, and Esther Meldrene, of Sanford. 

Abraham Huston and Sarah Littlefield. 

Ghee H. Nasson and Phebe Littlefield. 

George Chapman and Olive Gare. 

Joshua Tibbetts and Ruth Frost. 

Jonathan Horn, of Shapleigh, and Abra Heard, of Sanford. 

Isaac Witham and Elizabeth Day. 
28, John Neal, of Berwick, and Mary Furbush, of Sanford. 
Dec. 19, Robert Cousins, of Wells, and Jerusha Littlefield, of Sanford. 
1800. 
March 6, Joshua Cole and Olive Low. 

9, Jeremiah Shaw and Abigail Low. 
Joseph Abbott jr. of Berwick, and Susanna Gatchel, of Sanford. 
Abraham Perkins, of Berwick, and Hannah Tripe, of Sanford. 
Lieut. Rufus Bennett and Anna Batchelder. 
Samuel Shakley, of Shapleigh, and Marcy Morrison, of Sanford. 
Samuel Hane jr. of Shapleigh, and Policy Welch, of Sanford. 

John Bean and Lydia Thurston. 
Robert Johnson and Lucy Tripe. 
June 14, Joseph Paul and Mary Thompson. 



April 


4; 


Oct. 


8, 


Nov. 


9'. 


1798. 




Jan. 


25= 


April 


17. 


May 


29, 


July 


i^ 


Aug. 


12, 




30, 


Nov. 


I) 


1799. 




Nov. 


27, 



July 


13' 


Oct. 


3o» 


Nov. 


6, 




20, 




27) 


1801. 




Mar. 


17) 


April 


8, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 109 

Sept. 6, Richard Willard and Lois Thompson. 
20, David Whidden and Meribah Linscot. 

Philip Hall, of Berwick, and Joanna Nasson, of Sanford. 
John Crane jr., and Mary Whidden. 



Oct. 


22, 


Dec. 


10, 


1802. 




Feb. 


21, 


Nov. 


25: 


Dec. 


15 




3O; 



Caleb Emery, Esq., and Betty Emery. 

Joseph Harmon Frost, resident in Sanford, and Polly Paul, of Sanford. 

Amos Maddox, of Wells, and Eunice Day, of Sanford. 

Timothy Gowen and Abigail Shaw. 
1803. 

March 16, Henry Knox, of Waterborough, and Polly Hodgdon, of Sanford. 
1804. 

Elisha Allen and Harriot Nasson. 
8, David Welch jr., of Sanford, and Olive Nasson, of Alfred. 

Levi Ricker and Rebekah Merrifield. 

Jacob Merrifield and Lucy Ricker. 

Daniel Young and Sarah Witham. 

Benjamin Willard and Sarah Hamilton. 
18, George Ricker and Polly Welch. 

Moody Pillsbury, of Buckstown in the County of Hancock, and Abigail 
R. Moulton, of Sanford in the County of York. 

William Russel and Anna Perkins. 

Jotham Johnson and Mehetable Stanley. 

John Baston, of Brownfield, and Olive Witham, of Sanford. 
1806. 

July 14, William Thomson jr., of Shapleigh, and Olive Cousins, of Sanford. 
Nov. 20, Jonathan Shepherd and Mary Frost. 
1807. 

March 22, Joseph Roberts 3d, of Lyman, and Joanna Bean, of Sanford. 
July 19, Dominicus Lord, of Shapleigh, and Hannah Prigsley, of Sanford. 
Aug. 23, John Mclntire and Polly Batchelder. 

23, John Pugsley and Eunice Pugsley. 
Sept. 9, Moses Tibbetts and Hannah Stanley. 
Oct. 29, John James, of Shapleigh, and Polly Ricker, of Sanford. 
Nov. 15, Ithamar Littlefield and Mary Cane. 



April 


8, 


July 


8, 




i5> 


Sept. 


27, 


1805. 




June 


II, 




16, 


Aug. 


18, 


Sept. 


13, 


Oct. 


17. 


Dec. 


I, 




31, 



110 



llaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



Nov. 


26, 


Dec. 


3» 


1808. 




March 


7, 




17, 


June 


12, 




23, 


Nov. 


20, 




305 


Dec. 


4, 


1809. 




Jan. 


17. 


June 


I, 


Oct. 


5» 


Nov. 


16, 


Dec. 


14, 


1810. 




March 


i> 




15. 


April 


12, 


June 


7, 


Aug. 


16, 


Oct. 


25. 


1811. 




Jan. 


27, 


April 


4, 


May 


19. 


Oct. 


27. 


Nov. 


7, 




28, 


1812. 




March 


26, 


June 


4) 


July 


5, 


Nov. 


5) 


1813. 




Jan. 


7. 


Feb. 


i7» 



Timothy Shaw and Lucy Low. 
John Witham and Polly Gatchel. 

Isaac Witham and Dorcas Tredwell. 

Jotham Gatchel and Ruth Perkins. 

James Wilkerson and Sally Thompson. 

Abraham Lord, of Shapleigh, and Betsey Gate, of Sanford. 

Jacob Stanley, of Shapleigh, and Keziah Tripe, of Sanford 

Capt. John S. Crane and Jerutia Hale. 

Caleb Willard and Sally Tripe. 

Samuel Batchelder and Sally Moulton. 

Thomas Hobbs and Lovey Percy. 

Timothy Downs, of Shapleigh, and Olive Hastey, of Sanford. 

Homer Sweat and Isabella Shaw. 

Nathaniel Quint and Betsey Wise. 

Samuel Paul and Mary Quint. 

Richard Ricker and Sally Young. 

James Staples and Hannah Ricker. 

Samuel R. Hutchins, of Wakefield, N. H., and Abigail Gare, of Sanford. 

Joseph Hill jr., and Olive Beal. 

Woodman Beal and Anna Chadbourn. 

James Wormwood, jr., of Cornish, and Mehetabel Gare, of Sanford. 

Nehemiah Anniss and Levina Hobbs. 

Levi Willard, of Alfred, and Susanna Hatch, of Sanford. 

John Rounds, of Baldwin, and Dorcas Low, of Sanford. 

Doctor Bennett and Nancy Bennett. 

Joshua Batchelder jr., and Martha Thompson. 

David Perkins jr., and Lydia Taylor. 

Roswell Phillips, of Wells, and Lydia Brooks, of Sanford. 

Daniel Holmes and Marcy Day, both of Alfred. 

John Plummer and Phebe Hobbs. 

William Moulton and Abigail Crane. 
Thomas Nasson and Sally Frost. 



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Ill 



April 


21, 


June 


20, 


Sept. 


13. 


Oct. 


i9» 

24, 


1814. 

May 
July 
Aug. 

Nov. 


26, 
10, 
28, 
24, 


1815. 




June 


iij 


July 

Aug. 

Nov. 


20, 

6, 
16, 


1816. 


3o» 


Feb. 


I, 


March 


3, 


May 
Oct. 


3o» 
20, 


1817. 
March 


27, 


June 


22, 


Aug. 
Nov. 


28, 
2, 


Dec. 


4, 


1818. 


18, 


Jan. 


22, 


June 


II, 


1819. 




June 


10, 


1820. 




April 


13' 


June 
Sept. 


i5» 

28, 



Enoch Stanley and Fanny Thompson. 

Joseph Anniss and Ellenor Littlefield. 

Jedediah Gillison and Betsey Knight, both of Alfred. 

Ebenezer Walker, of Brownfield, and Eunice Hobbs, of Sanford. 

Ephraim Stanley, of Shapleigh, and Eunice Tripe, of Sanford. 

Richard Finnix, of Alfred, and Abigail Maxwell, of Sanford. 
Lieut. Ephraim Low jr., and Hannah Cane. 
Capt. John Powers jr., and Mary Frost 
Adriel Welch and Dotia Wadleigh. 

John Pierce jr., of Hiram, and Ruth Powers, of Sanford. 
George Murray, of Lebanon, and Dorcas Bean, of Sanford. 
Moses Linscott and Lois Thompson. 
Abial Hall jr., of Alfred, and Betsey Frost, of Sanford. 
Abel Jellison, of Waterborough, and Polly Bean, of Sanford. 

Jeremiah Moulton and Hannah Hobbs. 
George Gowen and Hannah Shaw. 
Daniel Russell and Betsey Perkins. 
Joseph Bennett and Abigail Batchelder. 

John Batchelder and Betsey Thompson. 

Jeremiah Moulton jr., and Hannah Sweat. 

Noah Taylor and Sarah Morrison. 

James Furbush and Sarah Sweat. 

Joseph Drown, of Lyman, and Margery Tripe. 

Jacob Morrison and Lucy Bean. 

Morgan Lewis, of Alfred, and Abigail Moulton, of Sanford. 
William Frost jr., of Sanford, and Mary L. Cutts, of Berwick. 

Samuel Bean and Sally Witham. 

David Bennett jr., and Susanna Jacobs. 

Philip Bussel, of Wells, and Edner Witham, of Sanford. 

William Smith, of York, and Rhoda Shaw, of Sanford. 



112 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Oct. 29, Joseph Young and Rhoda Thompson. 

Nov. 9, John Heard jr., of Berwick, and Paulina Parsons, of Sanford. 

1822. 

Jan 31, Joseph Jacobs and Keziah Thompson. 



RISHWORTH'S APOLOGY. 



COMMUNICATED BY DR. C. E. BANKS. 



To the Hono^^ Generall Court now assembled at Boston. 

I being chozen Deputy by the majo^'part of the freemen of Yorke 
to attend the publique service of the country at this Gener^^ Court 
vnto whose acceptance I stood uncapable through some affronte 
which I had given to y^ same for whose satisfaction these may sat- 
isfy all whom It may Concerne, that through fears of some future 
troubles, & want of Indemnity in case this Hono^^ Court had not 
releived in tymes of danger, I being prsuaded that by his Majestys 
letter I was discharged from my oath, taken to this authority, I did 
accept of a commission before applycation to the same, w"" in I do 
acknowledg I did act very Imprudently, & hope through Gods 
assistance I shall not do the like agajne, but for tyme to comic shall 
Indeauor to walke more cercumspectly in cases soe momentous 
craning pardon of yr honord Court for this offence, & yo^ accept- 
ance of this acknowledgment of your unfayned servant 

May: 12; 1670: 

Edw: Rishworth 

The Deputyes Judge meet to accept of this acknowledgment & doe 
remitt this offence & Desire o^ hono^*^ magistrates Concurrance 
herein William Torrey Cleric. 

Massachusetts Archives, CVI, 199. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



113 



FRONTIER GARRISONS REVIEWED BY ORDER 
OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, 

NOVEMBER, 1711. 



COMMUNICATED BY S. P. MAYBERRY. 



No. Garrison. 


Fami- 
lies. 


Men 
Inhab. 


Soul- 
diers. 


Soa 


Wells. 










I Capt. Wheelwright 


7 


9 


4 


60 


2 W^ Sawyer 


4 


5 


I 


20 


3 Jos. Storer 


2 


3 


9 


23 


4 Sam. Emery 


I 


I 


• 

3 


10 


5 Jo Littlefield 


5 


6 


I 


27 


6 Deken.? Littlefield 


3 


3 


3 


22 


7 Jon* Littlefield 


4 


5 


3 


22 


8 Jos. Wheelwright 


6 


6 


4 


32 


9 Mr. Kembell 


3 


3 


2 


20 


10 Jon^ Littlefield 


5 


5 


4 


31 




40 


46 


34 


267 


YORKE. 










I Cape Neddick 


8 


8 


4 


45 


2 Mr. Daniels 


6 


9 


2 


26 


3 Mr. Moltens 


3 


3 


2 


24 


4 Cap*. Preble 


2 


4 


I 


13 


5 Mr. Blake 


3 


6 


I 


20 


6 Mr. Moody 


3 


2 


2 


IS 


7 Cap*. Harmans 


5 


5 


2 


30 


8 Ab™ Preble Esq' 


8 


10 


4 


64 


9 Tho. Adams 


6 


8 


I 


42 


10 And^ Browns 


4 


4 


I 


22 


II Mr. Plaisted 


2 


2 


I 


16 


12 Ed^ Beale 


3 


5 





20 


8 











Francis Sawyer has Liberty to 
erect a new Garrison between 
Capt. Wheelwrights and the town 
being much for the security of the 
inhabitants. 



8 of the Inhabitants are Soul- 
diers at Wells. 



Broke up. 



Peter Newell has Liberty to 
erect a New One 

Guards the Harbour. 



The Store House. 



A new one to be Erected between 
Cape Neddick and the Town 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



Garrison. 
YORKE. 

13 Mr. Pentons 

14 Scotland 

15 Cap*. Pickerings 

16 Jos. Moltons 

17 Samuel Cam 

18 Ensign Bragdon 

19 Mr. Rames 

20 Jos. Maine 

21 Mr. Allin 



Nechawamack. 

1 Maj. Plaisted 

2 Mr. Key 

3 Quamphegon 

4 Mr. Chadburne 

5 Capt. Hill 

6 Mr. Spencers 

7 Mr. Walkers 

8 Mr. Emery 

9 Mr. Hubbard 

10 Mr. Lord 

11 Mr. Neal 

12 Mr. Neeson 

13 Mr. Whittum 

14 Cap^ Heard 

15 Lieut. Frost 

16 Hodson 



rami- Men Soul- a^,i„ 
lies. Inhab. diers. '=^'^^^' 



5 
7 
5 

3 

2 

7 

I 

2 

4 



14 
6 

6 

S 
8 

10 

9 

7 
6 

5 
10 

3 

5 
2 

I 



S 

7 
6 

4 

4 
10 

,1 

2 

4 



17 
6 

7 

7 
8 

13 
12 

8 

8 

6 

10 

3 

S 

3 
I 



2 
I 

I 
I 
o 
2 
o 

2 
O 



4 
2 

o 

I 

3 

4 

2 

o 

3 
o 



2 

2 



20 

35 
34 
24 

16 
40 
12 
10 

20 



89 109 30 548 



74 

25 
20 

30 

21 

100 
60 
14 
19 

25 
70 

12 

20 

10 

12 



97 114 23 412 



being much for the Security of 
the Town. 



Richard Milbury has Liberty 
to Garison M'. Dummer 
house. 



Towns. 


Garrisons. 


Familys. 


Inhabitants. 


Souldiers. 


Souls. 


Wells 


10 


40 


46 


34 


267 


Yorke 


21 


89 


109 


30 


548 


Nechewanock 


16 


97 


114 


23 


412 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 115 

In Obedience to his Excellency* Order on the Ninteenth of November Last we 
have made a Review of the State of the Frontiers Viz. of the Garrison Forces and 
melitia as may appear by the within Report And Returned the Sixth of Decem- 
be"^ Currant 17 ii. 

Wm. Tailer. 

J. Belknaps. 

Capt. Wheelwright's garrison was in the eastern part of Wells 
near the house of the late John Rankin. 

Jona. Littlefield was near the location of Samuel Littlefield's 
house. 

Mr. Thomas Kimball occupied the spot where the late Isaac 
Peabody resided. 

Lieut. Joseph Storer's was situated in the southern part of the 
town on the site occupied by the house of the late John S. Pope. 
It was one of the strongest fortifications in the Province, and Lieut. 
Storer was one of the bravest men of his day. The successful de- 
fence of this garrison in 1692, with only fifteen men against a force 
of five hundred French and Indians, was the most memorable 
achievement of the war. 

Rev. George Burroughs, of witchcraft memory, was very active 
in securing provisions, and putting these garrisons in a suitable 
state for defence. 

For some reason the Commissioners did not come east of Wells, 
though there was at that time a garrison house at Saco owned by 
Capt. Edward Sargent, also one at Winter Harbor; the latter had 
several guns mounted, a plan of which is now preserved. 

The Casco Fort, in what is now Falmouth, on or near land now 
owned by Gen. John M. Brown, was well protected, and had guns 
mounted. I am informed that the earthworks can now be traced. 
A plan of this Fort is well preserved. 



116 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

These garrisons were constructed on nearly the same general 
plan, built for homes, and defence against the Indians. They were 
usually of two stories, the upper projecting from eight to twenty- 
four inches beyond the lower; this projection was designed to give 
opportunity for those within to fire through holes in the projecting 
floor upon any assailant who might attempt to molest them. 
Small port-holes were made in different parts of the house for the 
same purpose, and to give opportunity for watching an approaching 
enemy, while the inmates were not seen by them. These port-holes 
also served for windows, which were easily blocked, if need be, 
against attack, to prevent the light at evening from attracting lurk- 
ing Indians, or to exclude the wind and cold. 

Some of the garrison houses had flankers on opposite diagonal 
corners, and others at the four corners, projecting from the upper 
stories, from which a view could be had of every outside part of 
the building, and its surroundings, and from which the inmates 
could direct their guns upon their enemy in any direction. 

Some of these houses were framed and covered with hewn plank, 
others were built of hewn timber placed one stick upon another 
lengthwise, from the ground to the eaves, the ends at the four cor- 
ners being fastened by dovetail, and later they were made of sawed 
timber ; one in Cape Elizabeth was lined with brick. These houses 
and their yards were protected by palisades, made by driving stakes 
or setting posts into the ground as closely as possible, and then 
fastened, so none could be displaced to make an entrance for the 
enemy. The garrison was considered to include all the houses 
inside the palisades, also those outside in the immediate vicinity ; 
they were located so as to enclose a good spring of water, and a 
convenient landing-place on the seashore or river bank. 

By tracing titles, and with the help of tradition, the sites of most 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 117 

of these buildings can be located at the present time. The settlers 
then had little need of roads other than foot paths leading from one 
garrison or settlement to another ; they had no wagons ; a few 
owned horses or cattle, on whose backs men or women rode. If 
goods were to be transported they were carried in boats on the 
river or sea; if to go inland they were put upon their animals' 
backs, or on a sled, and dragged over the ground to their place of 
destination. 



LETTERS OF JOHN ADAMS TO SAME. FREEMAN. 



These letters, not before published, are from the originals in the possession of Wm. Freeman, 
Esq., of Cherryfield, Me., a grandson of Samuel Freeman, to whom they were addressed, then Post 
master of Falmouth. 

Philadelphia, Ap. 27, 1777. 
Sir 

Your Favour of 25 March I duely reed. 

The Plan of riding you mention, between Boston and Falmouth, 
appears to me reasonable enough, but the Committee will not in- 
cline to take upon themselves. Regulations of that kind of which 
they cannot be so good Judges at this Distance as the Postmasters 
who are nearer. 

My advise would be for Mr. Hastings, Mr. Libby and yourself, 
to confer upon this Subject with each other, in Person or by Letter 
and, any Representation of this matter to the Postmaster General, 
Mr. Bache in which you three can agree will no doubt be readily 
adopted. 

Mr. Hastings' Memorial has been considered, and the Postmaster 
General has been impowered to make an Addition to his allowance, 



118 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

not exceeding two hundred Dollars a year, which I hope will do 
him justice. 

I wish it was in my Power to send you the Constitutions of the 
several states, but it is not, they are not to be had here. I wish 
you Success, equal to your Desires, in establishing an happy Form 
of Government, But the Rage of Speculation and the Flames of 
Passion have Spread so far, in our State, that I am not without my 
Fears that you will be too much divided in sentiment to erect a 
very vigorous Government. Our State abounds with ambitious 
men in such Numbers, and with avaritious ones, who are still worse, 
and with others in whom both Passions unite, in a great degree, 
who are the most dangerous of all, that I fear our Government will 
be turbulent, our Laws unstable, and consequently our Exertions 
too languid. 

Time however, may correct Extravagances, and make our Poster- 
ity happy but I much fear that our Happiness of the present age 
must consist chiefly in the Contemplation of theirs, you and I how- 
ever, I hope shall have the Consolation of reflecting that we have 
done our Utmost upon the purest Principles of Philanthropy, to 
promote the Happiness of the present as well as future ages. 

I find it difficult to get an opportunity of sending the Journals of 
Congress, such of them as are printed. But will embrace the first I 
can find. 

I hope that our State will compleat its Compliment of men to a 

single soldier. This Campaign will be the most interesting, and I 

have strong Hopes will be the last that will be attended with much 

Hazard or Difficulty, at least the stronger we are this year, the 

more likely it will be to put a Final to the war. I am. Sir, with 

much Respect, your most obedient Sev*. 

John Adams. 
Sam^ Freeman Esq""., Falmouth Me. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 119 

Philadelphia May 6. 1777 
Dear Sir 

I had the Favour of your Letter of 23"^ Ult. by this days Post. 

As to the Petitions you mention, the Congress have made good 
no Losses to any Soldiers — nor any Accounts for Sickness, more 
than Pay, Rations, and Mileage. 

I am much obliged to you, for your account of the Several Acts 
passed by the assembly, It is very necessary that we should know 
here, the Proceedings of our Assembly, We often suffer, much 
Anxiety, and indeed the public Cause often Suffers, from our 
Ignorance. 

I am rejoiced above all Things that you have detached 2000 men 
to Rhode Island, It is the opprobrium of New England, that so 
Small a Nest of Vermin has been so long unmolested at Newport. 

We have no News here but what you have had before, I hope 
you will hear of something done before long. We have been in- 
sulted long enough. We have borne even to long Suffering, if 
something is not done soon I shall think Americans have very 
small souls. 

I hope you will not fail, a single man of your Quota, dont har- 
bour the Thought of falling Short. Send the men along, for Gods 
Sake, send them along, that we may suffer no more Surprises, and 
Disgraces, for want of men. 

The Muster Master in this City has mustered two hundred men 
a day for Ten days Past. We shall have an Army if the Lassitude 
of the Massachusetts dont discourage it. I am, with much 

Respect Sir, your Servant 

John Adams. 

Sam^ Freeman Esq^ Falmouth Me. 



120 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

THE DINGLEY FAMILY. 



From Records compiled by Miss M. A. Thomas, with notes by W. H. Smith. 



I Jacob Dingley, the ancestor of the Dingley family in Amer- 
ica, was born about 1608, came from England to Lynn, Mass., with 
a company of emigrants, in 1637. The company soon removed to 
Sandwich (Cape Cod), whence he, with two associates, came to 
Marshfield in 1640, soon after that town and Duxbury were erected 
out of parts of old Plymouth. John Dingley was a blacksmith by 
trade, but united with his trade the cultivation of the soil, a lot of 
land having been granted him by the town. This farm has ever 
since been known as the Dingley homestead, and is now occupied 
by one of the descendants. John Dingley is named on the first 
book of the Marshfield records as paying rates in 1643, ^-nd is 
styled Goodman Dingley. He was olten chosen to fill offices in 
town. He died in 1658, aged about 50 years. His wife was Sarah 

. Her maiden name, as well as date of marriage and death, 

is not known. They had ^vq children : 

I John, d. in boyhood, 1655. 
II 2 Jacob, b. 1642 ; d. 1691. 

3 Mary, who married Josiah, son of Capt. Miles Standish, and died in 

1655, seven months after her marriage, and who is the dear 
daughter-in-law, beside whose body, and that of his dear daugh- 
ter Lora, Capt. Standish directed in his will he should be buried. 

4 Sarah, who married William Ford, and died in 1727. 

5 Hannah, who married Josias Keen. 

(H) Jacob, of Marshfield, b. 1642, only son of John living to 
manhood ; succeeded to the occupancy of the homestead ; married 
Elizabeth Newton, and had eight children : 
I Mary, b. 1667 ; d. unmarried. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 121 

III 2 John, b. 1670 ; is the only male to this time leaving sons. He died 

Dec. 12, 1763. 

3 Joseph, b. 1672 ; left no sons. 

4 Hannah, b. 1675; m. Michael Ford. 

5 Alice, b. 1678; m. Joseph Adams. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 1681 ; m. Philip Delano. 

7 Sarah, b. 1684; m. Elnathan Fish. 

8 Abigail, b. 1687 ; m. Robert Waterman. 

(III) John, b. 1670; m. Sarah Porter Jan. 27, 1702. She was 
born 1680, and died March 3, 1741. They had six children: 

IV I Jacob, b. Oct. 31, 1703; d. 1792. 

V 2 John, b. Aug. 13, 1706; m. Keziah Thomas. 

3 Sarah, b. 1709 ; m, Joseph Hewet. 

4 Martha, b. 1713. 

5 Ann, b. 17 16; m. Jacob Pillsbury. 

6 Elizabeth, b. 1723 ; m. John Sherman. 

(IV) Jacob, b. 1703; m. Mary Holmes, and settled in the north- 
ern part of Duxbury, near the Marshfield line. He died Dec. 4, 
1792, aged 89; she died in 1797, aged 97. They had six children: 

VI I Jacob, b. Feb. 25, 1727 ; m. Desire Phillips. 
VII 2 Joseph, b. Nov. 28, 1729. 
VIII 3 Abner, b. Jan. 21, 1732 ; m. Ruth Bryant. 

4 Mary, b. 1735 ; m. Simeon Cook. 

5 Sarah, b. 1742. 

6 Abigail, b. 1745. 

(V) John, remained on the ancestral homestead, and married Ke- 
ziah Thomas; she died 1778, and he died 1779. They had six 
children : 

1 John, died young. 

2 Thomas, b. 1731 ; removed to Hallowell. 

3 Jabez, b. 1736; settled on the homestead, where his grandson, Isaac 

S. Dingley, was residing in 1874. Other children not known to 
the writer. 



122 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

(VI) Jacob, b. 1727; m. ist, Desire Phillips. They had several 

children, one of whom was, 

IX I William, b. 1749; m. Sarah Jordan. 

Jacob married 2d, Susannah Fuller. They had 

2 Elkanah, died at sea. 

3 Levi, m. Hannah Peterson, and removed to Harpswell, Me. 

4 Jacob. 

5 Desire. 

6 Susannah. 

7 Ezra. 

8 John, m. Lydia Peterson, and removed to Bowdoin. 

9 Mary. These may not be in order of birth. 

Jacob married 3d Alethea Fullerton Ford. They had 

10 Joseph, who had Joseph, Hannah and Esther. 

11 Abner, died early. 

(VII) Joseph, b. 1729; m. Mary Jackson, and had two children: 

1 Samuel, b. June 10, 1757 ; m. Kesia Proctor, Jan. 16, 1783, and had 

eight children : 

1 Joseph, b. June 5, 1784. 

2 William, b. July 8, 1786. 

3 Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1788. 

4 Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1790. 

5 Susanna, b. July 11, 1792. 

6 Kesia, b. Sept. 21, 1795. 

7 Sally, b. Aug. 13, 1799. 
XIV 8 Jacob, b. June 25, 1802. 

2 Sally, b. ; m. Peter Staples, and settled in Raymond, now Casco ; 

she raised a large family of children, and died years ago 

aged nearly 100. ^ 

(VIII) Abner, b. 1732; m. Ruth Bryant, and had 

1 Amasa, b. 1760; graduated at Harvard College in 1785, settled as a 

physician in New York City, and died of yellow fever. 

2 Abner, b. 1761 ; removed to Western New York with his sons, Mason, 

Warren and Amasa. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 123 

XV 3 Nathaniel B., b. 1764; removed to Winslow, Me. 
4 Charles, b. . 

(IX) William, b. 1749. He removed about 1773, from Dux- 
bury to Cape Elizabeth, thence to Danville, now Auburn, in 1793, 
and took up a farm in the southeasterly part of that town, on the 
banks of the Androscoggin, at a point still known as Dingley's 
Ferry. He married Sarah Jordan, and had eight children : 

I William, b. in 1776. 
X 2 Jeremiah, b. at Cape Elizabeth Jan. 14, 1779. 

3 Abigail, b. ; m. James Jordan of Lewiston. 

4 Polly, b. ; m. Samuel Wagg of Danville. 

5 Lucy, b. ; m. John Penley of Danville. 

6 Esther, b. ; m. David Crockett of Danville. 

7 Sarah, b. ; m. ist Mathias Vickery of Danville. 

8 Susannah, b. ; m. 2d Mathias Vickery of Danville. He died at 

the homestead in Danville, Sept., 1812, aged 63. 

(X) Jeremiah, b. 1779; m. May 12, 1805, Lucy, daughter of Rev. 
James Garcelon of Lewiston; she was born July 3, 1786. They 
settled on the Ferry homestead, and had ten children : 

1 Jordan, b. April 2, 1806 ; m. Jane Gilpatrick. 

2 Julia A., b. July 16, 1807 ; m. Socrates Dow. 
XI 3 Nelson, b. Nov. 15, 1809 ; m. Jane Lambert. 

4 James, b. Jan. 7, 181 1; m. ist, Betsey Blethen, and 2dj widow 

Howard. 

5 William, b. March 27, 1814; m. Maria Blethen. 

6 Nancy, b. June 13, 1816; m. William Brewster. 

7 Lucy, b. Aug. 18, 1819 ; m. Isaac Lambert. 

8 Jeremiah jr., b. April 13, 1822 ; m. ist, Minerva Williams, 2d, Ruth 

P. McKenney. 

9 Sarah E., b. Aug. 9, 1824. 

10 Susan G., b. April 3, 1828 ; m. Cornelius Stackpole. 

Jeremiah married 2d, widow Secomb Jordan, but had no children 
by this marriage. He was a blacksmith and farmer, as were nearly 



124 3Iame Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 

all of his ancestors. He resided on the Ferry homestead till his 
2d marriage in 1837, when he removed to Durham. He died at 
Auburn Feb. 14, 1869, aged 90 years ; his first wife Lucy died at 
Danville Aug. 6, 1831 ; his second wife was living in 1874. 

(XI) Nelson, b. 1809; ™- i^^ 1831, Jane, daughter of Isaac and 
Mary Strout Lambert of Durham; she was born Aug. 6, 1809, and 
died Dec. 2, 1871, aged 62. They had two sons: 

XII I Nelson jr., b. Feb. 15, 1832, in Durham. 
XIII 2 Frank L., b. Feb. 7, 1840, in Unity. The father is still living at Au- 
burn in 1885. 

(XII) Nelson jr., b. 1832 ; spent his childhood with his parents 
in Durham, Parkman and Unity; graduated at Dartmouth College 
in 1855 ; studied law at Auburn, and admitted to the bar in 1856, 
and the same year became editor and proprietor of the Lewiston 
Journal with which he is still, 1885, connected. He was elected to 
the State Legislature from Auburn in 1 861-1862, and from Lewis- 
ton (to which place he removed in 1863), in 1863-1867, and 1872; 
was chosen Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in 
1 863-1 864, and elected Governor of Maine in 1873, ^^^ re-elected 
in 1874. He was elected to Congress by a large majority in 1879, 
when Hon. Wm. P. Frye was transferred to the Senate, and he has 
been re-elected ever since. His practical speeches have made him 
one of the substantial members of that body; though we do not 
claim for him great gifts of eloquence, yet he possesses ability to 
forecast the good of our country, building his arguments and con- 
clusions upon solid facts, while men of greater show are trifling 
with their fancies. He married Salome, daughter of Henry and 
Ruth Parker McKenney of Auburn, June 11, 1857, and had six 
children : 

1 Henry M., b. Aug. 10, 1858, at Auburn. 

2 Charles L., b. June 25, i860 ; d. Dec. 9, 1862. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 125 

3 Edward N., b. Aug. 21, 1862. 

4 Arthur H., b. July 15, 1867, at Lewiston. 

5 Albert G., b. Dec. 6, 1869. 

6 Edith, b. Dec. 16, 1871. 

(XIII) Frank L., b. 1840; graduated at Bowdoln College in 
1861 ; was two years with his brother Nelson in the office of the 
Lewiston Journal; became a proprietor in 1863, and has retained 
that connection since. He married Lee Mary, daughter of Eben 
S. and Esther Greeley, of Dover, Me., Oct., 1862. They had 
seven children : 

1 Parke G., b. May 8, 1864. 

2 Jane L., b. July 26, 1866. 

3 Annie L., b. March 20, 1868. 

4 Bret Harte, b. Jan. 15, 1871. 

5 Daisy, b. Feb. 19, 1872 ; d. July 22, 1872. 

6 Blanche, b. May 27, 1873. 

7 Florence N., b. 1877. 

(XIV) Jacob, b. 1802; m. Deborah Libby of Gorham, Jan. i, 
1828, and had : 

1 Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1829 ; m. Levi S. Phinney of Gorham, and had one 

son, Franklin Dexter, b. April 22, 1830, and d. April, 1833. 

2 Samuel, b. Sept. 29, 1832; now lives in Standish ; m. ist, Lucretia A. 

Files of Gorham, Dec. 25, 1861, and had four sons, Frank Ever- 
ett, b. May 18, 1863, Harry Lincoln, b. Jan. 17, 1870, William 
Elder, b. May 2d, 1875, and Samuel Miller, b. Oct. 26, 1876. 
Lucretia his wife died Oct. 26, 1876. He married 2d Mary T. 
Leighton of Calais, Oct. 16, 1878, and had two sons: Andrew 
Libby, b. Nov. 21, 1879, and Donald Leighton, b. Mar. 14, 1884. 

(XV) Nathaniel Baker, b. 1764, was a house carpenter, and 
went to Gardiner, Me., about 1782; he was of the firm of Byron 
& Dingley, who built Gen. Henry Dearborn's house at that place 
in 1785. He married in 1787, Susanna Bradstreet of Gardiner, and 
settled in Winslow, Me., where he died. 



126 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

THE MANSION AND TOMB OF RICHARD KING, 

OF Scarborough. 



J. W. T. in Historical Magazine, 2d Series, Vol. V.,p. 50. 



From the car window, as you cross the great marsh in Scarbo- 
rough, about midway between Portland and Saco, may be seen the 
homely and comfortable house in which the lawyer and statesman, 
Rufus King, was born. It is at Dunstan Landing, about two miles 
from the sea, as the creek winds, admitting small craft of six or 
eight feet draught. 

Here, a century ago, the father, Richard King, was master of a 
thriving trade, of which lumber was the staple. He was the man 
of the neighborhood, and his well-educated children rose to emi- 
nence. Possessed of a clear mind, a knowledge of common legal 
forms, and writing a good hand, his services were in demand ; and 
so Mr. King drifted into a sort of legal practice, and was both 
trader and conveyancer. 

Tradition points out a mound, not far from the old post-road at 
Dunstan, perhaps a mile from "the Landing," as the place where 
Richard King was buried; but no stone, monument, ruin, hillock, or 
any means of verification could be found, till on inquiry at the 
corner-house, Dr. Milliken's, they brought out a deed which at once 
settled the question. 

The conveyance is from William King of Bath, and his wife, 
Ann N. King, May 4th, 1836, to John Donnell of Scarborough, of 
" a certain lot of land in the town of Scarborough, and County of 
"Cumberland, containing about sixty acres, be the same more or 
"less, and being the same tract of land which was set off to me as 
"a part of my proportion of my father's estate. Reserving the 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 127 

" mound or hill, on the premises, containing about one acre, on 
" which there is a tomb containi^ig the remains of my father and 
^^ mother, with the unquestiqnable right, on the part of the descend- 
"ants of the family, to pass to and from said mound and tomb, 
"from the county-road, as often as they consider it proper to do so, 
"and to make use of the same." 

The spot is a place of considerable natural beauty, appropriate 
to the sacred purpose to which Richard King devoted it, and invites 
from his descendants some decent memorial, and that reasonable 
care which right feeling, ordinary culture, and laudable custom give 
to departed worth. The place is utterly waste and neglected, and 
its use faded from popular memory, as if the family itself were vir- 
tually among the things that were. 



We visited in the summer of 1884 what remains of the King 
mansion in Scarborough. The main house, which was nearly 
square, and two stories high, as represented in Vol. i, No. 2, of the Re- 
corder, was several years ago torn down ; but the L, which, as we 
understand, was the oldest part of the structure, having been moved 
from some other place, and occupied during the construction of 
the main house, is still standing, though in a dilapidated condition. 
We were shown the inside of the old mansion not long before it 
was demolished, and remember as we entered the best room our 
impressions of its mural paintings. One wall from the dado to the 
ceiling, was devoted to a painting called "Solomon's Temple;" 
another side of the room displayed what was called a representa- 
tion of "The Enterprise and Boxer;" another showed an "Eques- 
trian view of Gen. Washington;" and over the mantel was emblaz- 
oned the " Arms of the United States," occupying the whole wall. 
I think the artist's name was Osborn. 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



The wood work in the hall was beautifully cut in well executed 
designs, and displayed skill not usual in the country dwellings of 
its time. 

Our guide also took us to the burial place above referred to by 
J. W. T., and we found it still as described by him fifteen years pre- 
vious, except the change wrought by nature in this number of 
years. The acre "reserved," we were informed, was unclaimed and 
unused except by roving sheep and cattle, who appeared to have 
undisturbed possession of the spot. The mound is doubtless a 
tomb entirely covered with earth, and no sign whatever is there to 
designate this knoll from others in the vicinity, as a burial place for 
human remains. Several thrifty pines were growing upon the emi- 
nence, fourteen or more inches in diameter, and spread their wav- 
ing arms wide above the sleeping dead, as if to protect, if others 
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GLEANINGS FROM COUNTY FILES. 



COMMUNICATED BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



Court at Wells, i8 July, 1665. Letter of Administration 
granted to Thomas Spencer and William Spencer, of the estate of 
Thomas Everinton deceased, for y® security whereof to y® Children 
they are to give in a Bond of ^200 to this Court. Bond taken 15 
Aug. '65. 

At Wells 27 Oct., 1668. Capt. Richd Lockwood Plff. vs. John 
Andrews Senior Deft, in an action of debt due from Johan his wife 
as by writing under her hand to the value ;^4-3s. Court finds for 
Deft, cost of Court. 

Andrew Dimond of Isles of Shoals appointed Administrator of 
estate of William Harris deceased. Capt. Francis Raines surety to 
amount of ^80. 

At Wells ii Oct., 1669. By request of Selectmen of York 
Capt. John Davis & Frances wife of Henry Dunill have liberty to 
keep public houses of entertainment. 

Will of Peter Turbutt, without date but prob. 15 Mch., 1669- 
70. To my father in law John Sanders my young daughter Eliza- 
beth Turbut for him to keep & bring up till she is at womans es- 
tate. All my goods to wife Sarah during her life & after to my son 
John if he lives, after to my son Peter. — Inventory £61, sworn to 
by Sarah Turbutt his widow 14 Oct. 1669. Richard Hix and wife 
Susanna make oath that he revoked the clause givmg his daughter 
to his Father Sanders on his death-bed. 

Before Commissioners at Kittery Point 8 Mch., 167^ at the 
house of John Bray. An Inventory of estate of Ann Sanders 
9 



130 3faine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

widow of John Sanders Senior of Cape Porpus ^139-18-0. Sworn 
to by Ann Sanders 3 Aug., 1670. 

Will of John Sanders, 13 June, 1670. To wife Ann — to son 
Thomas — & his son John — to my son John. Rest of estate to all 
my children. 

At Saco, 4 Apr., 1671. Administration granted to Stephen Sar- 
geant agent unto Mis Mehitabell Downes of Boston of the estate 
of David May lately deceased. Bryan Pendleton is his surety /^2^. 

The Jury find that David May committed suicide as by their ver- 
dict 22 Dec. 1670. 

Inventory of Michael Madiver, returned 27 Aug., 1670. 
Imp.: the cattle before he married widow Carter. 
Sworn to by the widow Madiver. 

Will OF Richard Martin, ii Jany, 167I. To wife Dorothy — 
son in law Robert Corben — to Samuel White ^4 — to Joseph Att- 
well /^6 so far forth as his father may not defraud him of it. All 
rest of estate after widow's death to be equally divided between 
Benj. Atwell & Lydean Corbine wife of Robert. 

8 Feb., 1678. Administration granted to William Scrivine on 
estate of Richard & Deborah Martyne deceased in behalf of Joseph 
Atwell his now servant he being only heir now left to said estate & 
appointed guardian till he is 21 years. 

At Wells, 2 Apr., 1672. Administration granted on estate of 
John Andrews to Philip Atwell — Chr. Mitchell & Ephr. Crockett 
sureties, 15 Jany, 1671, Inventory returned by Joane Attwell late 
widow & John Andrews her son. 

4 Aug., 1 67 1. Administration on estate of John Gattensby at 
Newgewanacke granted to Capt. Richd Walden. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 131 

At Wells, 7 Oct., 1673. Administration on estate of Nath^^ 
Wharfe granted to Rebecca his widow; Francis Neale & Abra. 
Adams sureties for ^400. And Jane Mackworth widow of Mr. Ar- 
thur Mackworth & Rebecca Wharfe bind themselves to indemnify 
and save them harmless, 16 Sept., 1673. 

Will of Christopher Hobbs Sen^ of Sago, dated 26 Nov., 
1673. To son Christopher — and unless my son John come over to 
take possession of that half of land my daughter Jane dwells upon 
I also bequeath that half to said Christopher — to son Robert — to 
daughter Jane 40 shillings & 20 shillings to each of her four 
children. 

4 Jany, 1675. Verdict of Jury of Inquest, that John Searle, of 
Kittery, fisherman, was accidentally drowned. Christopher Michell 
brother in law to John Searle ordered by Court to take Inventory 
and make return. 

II March, 1675. Arbitrators appointed by agreement to divide 
estate of John Allcock among Joseph Allcocke (a double portion), 
Mary Twisden, Job Allcocke, Elizabeth Bankes [wife of Richard], 
Hannah Snell, Sarah Gittings, Mis Lydea Dummer. 

There was also a widow Allcock. 

17 Dec, 1 68 1. John Smith Sen'' grandfather of John Smith 
Jun"" and uncle to Elizabeth Jackson. 

1680. Moses Spencer appointed Administrator of estate of Isaac 
Butts. 

John Younglove letter to George Smith, received by him 19 
Apr., 1 64 1, authorizing him to sell land & copy of the deed. 

5 May, 1636, REG. 28 Nov., 1650. Thomas Bradbury as Agent 
of Sir F. Gorges sells to Edward Johnson to the use of John Tri- 



132 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

worthy of Dartmouth merchant 500 acres on the N. E. side of Pis- 
cataqua River. 

July, 1659. Thomas Spencer licensed to keep a common house 
of entertainment at Newgewanacke & to sell beare at 2d. per qt 
but not wine or liquor. 

5 July, 1658. John Dyamont appointed Administrator of Nicho. 
Woddy deceased intestate. 

14 July, 1659. Andrew Dyamont of Kittery presented for say- 
ing he would kill or be killed in some case of difference about a 
piece of land. John Dyamont the father of said Andrew afifirmeth 
that said Andrew acknowledgeth his offense & submits himself & 
is fined 20s. and fees 5s. & is discharged. 

14 July, 1659. Margery White & the wife of Thomas Stanford 
are presented for breach of the Sabbath for rayling one against the 
other. Nicho Whitte & Thos. Stanford appeared in behalf of 
y"" wives. Fined los. each & paying los. costs are discharged. 

p. 285. Frances White wife of Richard White of Kittery. 

She deposes in another place that her former husband was Wil- 
liam Hilton, in papers in the Shapleigh files 1702. Estate ap- 
praised /I73-4S. 

p. 341 shows she was of York in 1662. 

5 July, 1662. Phebe Nash granted letter of Administration on 
estate of her husband Isaac Nash. She being then of York and 
John Pearce of York her surety. 

1662. Major Nicholas Shapleigh & Mrs. Aylse Shapleigh pre- 
sented for not frequenting the place of public worship. 

(The reason therefor is apparent from the following :) 
At a Court at York, 6 July, 1669. 

" that the Town of Kittery had acted contrary to law in chocs- 



Maine Historical and Genealogical JRecorder. 133 

ing Mr. Nickollus Shapligh James Heard & Richard Naly towns- 
men. They being Quakers are dismissed from that trust and the 
Town is ordered to make another choice." 

Will of John Gouch, now Hving in Wells, dated 7 May, 1667, 
prob. 12 July, 1667. Wife Ruth sole Executrix & devise to her — to 
son John — to son James a parcel of land I bought of William Ham- 
onds namely an orchard garden & house being in a place called 
Slymbridge in ould England — to my grandchildren Elizabeth Don- 
ell, Mary Weare, Hannah Weare, Phceby Weare, Peter Weare, Na- 
thaniel Weare, Ruth Weare, Elizabeth Austin & grandson John 
Gouch. I do make Mr. William Symonds & my brother William 
Hamonds my supervisors of my will. 

Will of Nicholas Davis, of York, prob. 5 July, 1670, mentions 
Mary, Elizabeth and Mehitabel Dod, and gives them most of his 
property. 

Will of William Smyth, of Black Point, aged 72 or thereabouts, 
dated 25 Oct., 1661, prob. 3 July, 1676. Estate to go to my brother 
Richard living at City of Westchester in England & my sisters 
Elizabeth and Mary of England if they still be living, but if dead 
to go to my Executor Henry Jocelin. 

2 July, 1661, at York. Wee prsent Thomas Spencer & Daniell 
Goodin upon suspition of Trayding Lyquors with the Indians. 
The ground of this prsentment appeared not. 

Will of John Barrett Senior, dated 17 April, 1662, prob. 4 
July, 1662. Wife Mary to be Executrix and have part of estate 
real & personal — Remainder to son John, land at Ogunquett. 

Will of Thomas Skilling, dated 14 Nov., 1666, prob. 2 Oct., 
1667. To son Thomas a steer & calf — to son John a cow — and my 
towles to be divided between them both — My wife to be Executrix 



134 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

& to have all my goods &c. at her dispose during her widowhood & 
if she marry she shall have but the thirdds & the rest to be divided 
aqually to all my children. Estate appraised at ^i86. Widow 
Deborah returns Inventory. 

At York, 6 July, 1669. Mr. John Hoole & John Bray among 
those who had taken the oath of fidelity in Court. 

1666. Thomas Wise pllff vs Hene : Webb in an action of Slan- 
der. Jury find for deft if. damage & costs. 

At Casco, 26 July, 1666. .This Court granteth Letters of Ad- 
ministration to these persons following. To Mr. Rich'd Collicutt 
of Boston of the estate of John Wilkinson deceased. We Ric : 
Edw : Willcocke & Geo. Fell * bind ourselves to authority of this 
province In a bond of Thirty pounds that the sd Collicutt shall 
bring in a true Inventory of the sd estate to y^ next Court to bee 
disposed of according to law. 

To James Mossier being eldest sunn to the estate of his father 

Hugh Mossier deceased. James Mossier James Lane & John 

Mossier do enter into a bond of one hundred and seaventy pounds 
that the sd James Mossier shall make return of a true inventory of 
the sd estate unto the next Session houlden for this divission of the 
province to bee disposed of according to law. 

At Casco, 13 Nov., 1666. In answere to a Complaynt made by 
John Cossons Constable of Westquotoqua to this Court against 
Ellner Redding touching her abuseing of Ann Lane wch Com- 
playnt upon examination this Court finding not to come within y' 
proper Cogniscence as not being presented to them within one 
yeare & a day: Do thence determin to give the sd Ellner Redding 
an Admonition & shee paying the officers fees five shillings is dis- 
charged. 

{*sic Felt.j 

[To be continued.] 



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Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 135 

SMALL POX IN MAINE. 



COMMUNICATED BY J. S. H. FOGG, M.D. 



DiRiCTiONS for the Medicens Taken at the small Pox Hos- 
pittal April y^ 7. 1778 
ist A Pill Taken Every Night — A Powder on thirsday, Sunday 
and Wednesday Morning. 

Diet. 

2d Abstain from all Spirituous Liquors, all Oylly fatty Sub- 

stances all Animal Food & from Fish. 

Breckfast. 

3d Tea, Coffee, Milk, Rice, Hastepuding and on Purging Days 

Griewel. 

Dinner. 

4th Puding of Rice flower. Meal Bread with Eggs, Suger 

Molases and Vinniger saus, rost or boyled potatows, Turnops. 
Super the same as Breckfast 

Drink. 
5th Water, Cyder & Water, Spruce Beer. 

The same method is to be persued in taking the Medicens 
as Before one Pill every night unless the Gums, Tongue or In- 
sides of the cheeks become sore in which case the Pills must 
be Omited and two or three Tea spoonsfull of Flower Sulpher 
Taken several Times in 24 hours. 

Wednessday Morning the purging Powders is to be taken, if 
it should not opporate in 6 or 8 hours Take a Large Spoonful! 
of Salts Desolved in a Cup of Water 

When the Symptoms Come on keep from the Fire walk in 



136 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



the Air keep the Body cool, soak the feet in warm water. Wash 
y^ face & Hands in Chool Water especially y^ eyes. If thirsty 
drink Cold water or Baum Tea Cold. 

The Men will Continue to Take one Pill Every Night, if 
no Sore Throat or Mouth, Begin with No. 3. If you perceive 
the Least soarness No. 2. If consideralle sore No. i and if 
it Increases, none, but Take freely of Sulphur or other Direc- 
tion. The Boys persue the same, only they Are not to take 
Any of No. 3. 

Purging Powders. The Men of No. 30. Boys from 10 
to 16 No. 20 or 25. from 10 Downward to No. 15. 

Endorsed " Capt. Samuel Leightons 

A List of y^ Names & Ages 
and Directions of Adminis- 
tering of the Medicins for 
the Small Pox 

Kittery April y^ 23^ 1778. 



INTRODUCTION OF KINE POX. 
KiNE Pox was introduced at Cambridge, Mass., in 1 797, by Pro- 
fessor Waterhouse, who imported the matter from England. The 
first who was inoculated for this disorder, in America, was Daniel 
Oliver Waterhouse, a son of the Professor. 

Mass. Hist. Colls, ist Ser., Vol. VII., p. 38. 



LETTER OF DR. ARIEL MANS TO SAM^ FREEMAN, ESQ. 
From original in possession of Wm. Freeman, Esq. 

Hallowell, July 29th, 1802. 
Dear Sir 

I imbrace the earliest opportunity to return the tribute of respect 

and gratitude so Justly due for so much kindness and attention as 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 137 

I received in your family, & at the same time inform you of the re- 
sult of my journying. 

From Portland I went on to Topsham, Bath, Wiscasset, Hallo- 
wel and Augusta, I spent a couple of hours agreeably with Esqr. 
Sewel of Bath, Your obliging letter arrived seasonably at Wiscas- 
set, by means of it I was very properly introduced to Judge Coney, 
have had several interviews with him, he is still willing to do busi- 
ness, but appears to be very liberal, I believe we are on the best 
terms. I have introduced the Kine pox inoculation in his family, 
as well as in that of the Rev. Mr. Stone of Augusta. I have since 
preambulated the principal Towns in Kennebeck County, the result 
of all which is, that I have returned to Hallowel, & am determined 
to make a stand for the present. (I have been here about a week) 
I have uniformly been in health since I left Portland, am anxious 
to hear from your family, especially as it regards the Kine pox. 
did they all get thro, without any symptoms } did George have 
the disease .f* did the last puncture on Henry show itself .^^ Mr. 
Smith by this time, I suppose, is so far converted, as to believe the 
Kine pox to be at least a disease. Is the report of the death of 
Dr. Porter confirmed ? excuse my interogations as I feel much in- 
terested in the particulars of the Kine pox as I am indeed in every 
thing that affects the welfare of yourself & family, please to give 
my love to your family, my respects to such as may feel interested 
to enquire. And believe me in every respect. 

Your most respectfull 

most obedient and 

very humble servant 

Ariel Mans. 

Hon\ Sam\ Freeman Esq'"., Post master 
Portland. 



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OBITUARIES. 



MosHER, James. — Died in Gorham, Oct. 2, 
1834, aged 99 years and 3 months. He was the 
patriarch of the town, having settled there in 
1738 with his father when but one other family 
(that of Capt. John Phinney) was in Gorham. 
The infancy and boyhood of Mr. Mosher were 
passed in perils and hardships. The Indians 
were then living in the town, and many of the 
early settlers were killed, and many made cap- 
tive. He lived four years in the fort at Gorham 
with the other white inhabitants during the In- 
dian war, which commenced in 1745. At this 
time but seven families were in the town, and 
they suffered much for want of proper food and 
clothing. The privations and hard labor of the 
boys in that fort did not seem however to injure 
their health or constitutions, most of them hav- 
ing lived to a great age. 

Mr. Mosher was an industrious and frugal 
man, acquired a good property, and raised a 
large family of children. He was a lineal de- 
scendant from Hugh Mosher, who lived in Fal- 
mouth as early as 1640. — Eastern Argus ^ Oct. 21, 
1834. W. H. S. 

Brown. — Died in Baldwin Jan. 15, 1885, Mrs. 
Annis Pierce, aged nearly 82 years, widow of 
the late Capt. Reuben Brown. She was born in 
Standish April 19, 1803, and was the daughter 
of Richard and Sarah (Dow) Pierce. She was 
the only survivor of her father's family. She 
married Mr. Brown Jan. 25, 1825, and in 1875 
they celebrated their golden wedding at Baldwin. 
Mr. Brown died soon after, Nov. 25. She was 
one of those good women who bring blessings 
wherever they are. m. p. 

Berry, Zeri. — In the death of Zeri Berry, 
which took place in Canton, on Sunday the 19th 
of April, 1885, an important link was severed, 
which connects us with the remote past. He 
was the youngest of a family of eleven children, 
and the last one to be gathered to his fathers. 
His two oldest sisters were the wives of Luther 



and Jacob Whitman, who were among the first 
settlers of Woodstock. They died a generation 
ago. His oldest brother, born in Falmouth, 
died in Smyrna, Me., over thirty years ago. 
His brother William died at West Paris in 1848, 
and his brother George in Brownfield in 1859. 
Plis brother Obadiah died in Buckfield, in 1875, 
aged 85, and his sister, the wife of the late 
John Swett of Turner and mother of Hon. 
Leonard Swett of Chicago, born in 1794, died 
two years ago, aged nearly 90 years. His other 
sisters died earlier, but all save one lived to be 
old. 

Zeri Berry was born in Buckfield, Nov. i, 
1797, and was in his eighty-eighth year when he 
died. His father, Dea. William Berry of Buck- 
field, who was born in Falmouth, July 30, I753> 
was the son of George Berry jr., and Sarah 
Stickney his wife, and grandson of Maj. George 
Berry, who married Elizabeth Frink of Kittery 
in 1726, and was long the proprietor of Berry's 
ship yard at Back Cove in Falmouth. His 
mother was Joanna Doane, born in Cape Eliza- 
beth March 6, 1753, daughter of Ebenezer 
Doane and Elizabeth Skillings his wife, who 
was a daughter of Samuel Skillings of Long 
Creek in Cape Elizabeth, granddaughter of John 
Skillings of Falmouth, and great-granddaughter 
of Thomas Skillings, who was the first of the 
name in Falmouth and in this country. Wil- 
liam Berry and Joanna Doane had eleven chil- 
dren, and ninety-three grandchildren. He was 
one of the founders of Buckfield, and his pos- 
terity are still there in the third and fourth gen- 
eration. Zeri Berry had a wonderfully retentive 
memory, and could converse intelligently upon 
circumstances and incidents of three-quarters of 
a century ago. He remembered distinctly his 
grandmother, Elizabeth (Skillings) Berry, who 
spent the closing years of her life in his father's 
family, although she was born a hundred and 
seventy-two years ago. 

W. B. Lapham. 



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NOTES. 



Cogswell — Coxhall — Lyman. This name 
variously spelled was the ancient name of what 
is now included in the township of Lyman in 
York County. It puzzled Savage who con- 
cluded it must mean a tract on the Saco River. 
It was excluded by an Act of the Legislature of 
Massachusetts from incorporation with other 
lands owned by representatives of William Phil- 
lips, and by another Act in 1803 its name was 
changed in honor of Theodore Lyman, a mer- 
chant of Boston. "W. M. s. 



Rev. Jesse Lee preached the first Methodist 
sermon in Maine, at the house of the late Elisha 
Ayer in Saco, Sept. 10, 1793. — Biddeford 
Times. 



Father Moody, of York, Me., great grand- 
father of Ralph Waldo Emerson, was the first 
author in the limits of Maine, a sermon having 
been printed by him in 1701. — Christian Regis- 
ter, Apr. 9, 1885. 



David King (Ante p. 59.) The York 
County Records at Alfred, Me., give the follow- 
ing particulars : 

1765, Sep. 16, David King, of Pepperell- 
borough, York Co., trader, and Elizabeth his 
wife, deed to Richard King of Scarborough, 
Genjn 

John Gray of Biddeford, yeoman, deed to Eliz- 
abeth King wife of David King of Biddeford, 
150 acres in Pepperellboro' (Vol. 46, p. 16). 

1795, Feb. 8, Josiah King of Colbrook, Graf- 
ton Co., N. H., yeoman, deed to John Hayes, 
mentions Josiah's mother, Elizabeth King and 
her father John Gray, late of Biddeford, deed. 

Antiquary. 



Casco Fort, {Mass. Archs.y 36-70.) 

th May 
Saco y® 18 1690 

or Majr davis 
Majr vahan Sr these with respects to you 

and to acquant you that yesterday Casco fort is 



taken and all Burnd down : we have account pr 
2 men went frome sporwink and saw it a fire we 
hord fight 2 dayes and nights. 

Our bubble Request to you is to send vesselles 
to Carry of our women and children and what 
we have or else we perrish 

Sr I remayne Your frend & St, 

Edward Sergent. 
and if posible men to asist us carray of our 
Cattle. 

N.B. Mr. Willis at p. 284, History of Portland, 
gives the date of this event as the 20th of May, three 
days later than it occurred; probably adding two days 
instead of taking them away. It is apparent from this 
letter that the fort was attacked on the 15th and fell 
on the 17th. w. M. s. 



Merrill Samuel, Vol. 2, p. 61, Recorder. 
I find in *' Old Times " that Jan. 9, 1796, Sam- 
uel Merrill of New Gloucester, aged 84 last 
July, deposes that fifty-eight years ago last June 
he removed with his family from Salisbury to 
North Yarmouth, and lived there about six 
years; he then returned to Salisbury, and lived 
there eight years, then moved back to North 
Yarmouth. Also baptized 
May 27, 1739, Samuel, son of Samuel Merrill. 
April 4, 1741, Benjamin, son of Samuel Merrill. 
Dec. 12, 1742, Judah, son of Samuel Merrill. 
Dec. 8, 1751, Hannah, dau. of Samuel Merrill. 
Jan. 20, 1754, Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Merrill. 

He was at Salisbury from I743 to 1750 as 
shown by the above deposition, probably other 
children were born there. For further informa- 
tion see " Old Times," by Capt. A. W. Corliss. 

F. O. Conant. 



National Thurston Rally — There will be 
a meeting of Thurstons from all parts of the 
country at Newburyport, Mass., June 24 and 25, 
1885. An interesting programme is laid out. 
Papers upon various topics will be read; a visit 
to the homestead of Daniei in 1638, and a colla- 
tion, with toasts and responses. 



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QUERIES. 



Roberts. Giles Roberts was in Scarborough, 

Me., in 1665; had eldest son Abraham and one 

other, also three daughters. Can any one give 

me some history of this family previous to 1732 1 

S. M. Watson, Portland, Me. 



Hopkins. The records of Rev. Caleb Jew- 
ett of Gorham, Me., mentions the marriage of 
Benj. Hopkins and Hannah Jordan, July 7, 
1789, and of Charles Hopkins and Martha Ba- 
con, March 7, 1793. I think the early settlers 
of this name who went to Maine were from 
Cape Cod, where the descendants of Stephen, 
of the Mayflower, settled ; but my record of 
these families on the Cape appears to be quite 
complete without Benjamin and Charles, and I 
cannot place them. Can any reader of the I^e- 
corder inform me where they were born, and 
who were their parents t — Thos. S. Hopkins, 
736 Eighth St. N. W., Washington, D. C. 



Moore, Ebenezer,came to Vassalborough,Me., 
from Worcester, Mass., in 1775, and died there 
in 1810; had twelve children born 1775 to 1800, 
by wife Sarah. Where can I find a record of 
these births ? Asa P. Moore, 

Lisbon, Me. 



Allen. The undersigned will be glad to re- 
ceive any information about the parentage of 
Hannah Allen. She first appears as a member 
of the church at North Yarmouth 23 May, 1742, 
being baptized on that occasion. Intention of 
her marriage with George Bartol of Falmouth, 
my ancestor, was published in both towns 27 
September, 1745, and the marriage was consum- 
mated 17 April, 1746, by the Rev. Nicholas 
Loring. She died 4 April, 1784, "in the 65th 
year of her age," as appears on her grave-stone 
at Freeport, which makes 1719-20 the year of 
her birth. She is called " Mrs." Hannah Allen 
in the records, but that title did not signify wid- 
owhood, being applied to persons of good social 
position. I am of the opinion that she was an 



orphan, and came to North Yarmouth from 
some Massachusetts town, probably Bridgewa- 
ter, with a relative, or friend's family, but no 
Aliens appear in the town thus early, or even 
later, with whom she was connected, as far as I 
can learn. 

Charles E. Banks, m.d. 
Marine Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. 



Hewes. Can any one furnish me with the 
names of the parents of Nancy Hewes, b. about 
1736, who married Moses Soule of Freeport in 
1760 ? 

Charles E. Banks, m.d. 

Marine Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. 



Scott Family, Vol. 2, p. 24, Recorder. 

Benjamin Scott ^ of Braintree 1639, Cambridge 
1644, by wife Hannah had Hannah,^ b. in Eng- 
land 1635, m. Christopher Webb jr., of Brain- 
tree Feb. 18, 1656, and died there Dec. 30, 17 18, 
aged 83. Stephen,^ prob. ; John,^ b. Dec. 25, 
1640, d. young. Peter,^ b. March 6, 1643, ^' 
Aug. II, 1693. 

Benjamin Scott ^ and wife Margaret of Cam- 
bridge, had Josiah,2 b. July 14, 1644. Benja- 
min,2 b. July 5, 1646. John,^ b. July 2, 1648. 
Elizabeth,^ b. May 27, 1650, died soon, and 
other children in Rowley, when he died 1671, 
naming in his will sons Benjamin, John and 
daughter Mary. 

Benjamin Scott died in Braintree 1684; his 
will dated Oct. 7, 1683, probated Aug. 29, 1684, 
names no wife, no children, but gives all to 
brother Peter until oldest son of Peter becomes 
of age. Braintree Records. 

Who but the son of Benjamin Scott sen., 
could this be ? 

I think Benjamin Scott of Rowley, who mar- 
ried Susanna Scales, or Searles, could not have 
been a son of Benjamin Scott sen., but probably 
a grandson. J. W. Porter, 

Bangor, Me. 



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SOCIETIES. 




Iff ^1^7 -t. j-vB.i»«\-jm 



Aryan Order of America. — This socie<^y 
will hold a meeting at Portland, Me., the last 
week in July, 1885, for the purpose of establish- 
ing a Herald's College for the United States and 
Canada. Persons interested, whether members 
or not, may address with stamp, 

Fred. G. Forsyth, 

Portland, Me. 



Oneida Historical Society at Utica, N. 
Y. Transactions 1881-84. This publication of 
228 8vo pages contains Whitestown Centennial ; 
Address by Hon. Chas. Tracy; Genealogy of 
White family, by W. M. White, with portrait of 
Hugh White; Poem, Whitestown Country, by 
B. F. Taylor; sketch of the families of Doolittle, 
Wetmore, Leavenworth, Wilcox, Pool, Barnard, 
Brainard, Moseley, Piatt, Kane, Gold, Tracy, 
Breese, Dodd, Kirkpatrick, Sill, Guiteau, Storrs, 
Talcott, Frost, Mann, Capron, Dexter, Berry, 
Curtenius, Stryker, Granger, etc., etc., with his- 
torical addresses, a portrait of Peter Schuyler, 
and dedication of the site of Old Fort Schuyler. 

Horatio Seymour, Pres. 

C. W. Darling, Cor. Sec. 



Maine Genealogical Society. — A quar- 
terly meeting was held in Portland April 21, 
1885. Communications were read from Hon. 
Cyrus Woodman of Cambridge, offering assist- 
ance in procuring extracts from the different 
town records throughout the State, and placing 
them with this Society for the use of the public; 
from Capt. A. W. Corliss, donating historical 
papers, books, etc., to the Society; from J. M. 
Marshall, Esq., and D. F. Richardson concern- 
ing the copying of town records. 

A long and well written paper on the York 
family in Maine was read by Wm. M. Sargent, 
Esq. 

Wm. M. Sargent, Charles B. Rogers and S. 
M. Watson were appointed a committee to make 
arrangements for a meeting to be held on or 
about June 2d, celebrating the anniversary of 
the destruction of Fort Loyal. 

Hon. J. H. Drummond, Hon. R. M. Richard- 
son, Hon. Charles McLaughlin, and Messrs. 
Ira S. Locke, Franklin R. Barrett and George 
P. Barrett, were elected members of the Society. 



Sagadahoc Historical Society met in 
Bath April 15, when Rev. H. O. Thayer read a 
paper on location of Hammond's Fort. An- 
other paper was read, giving an account of a 
society of different denominations for the pro- 
motion of religion in Georgetown, now Bath. 
L. D. Emerson, Esq., of Oakland, presented 
the society with two sermons delivered by Par- 
son Emerson at Arrowsic, 1783. G. E. New- 
man, J. L. Douglas, P. M. Reed, and A. G. 
Page were chosen a committee on Field Day. 

J. L. Douglas, Sec. 



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BOOK NOTICES. 



"NEW ENGLANDS 
VINDICATION 

shewing the mis-understanding of the 
Apprehension 
To Take all that vast Countrey under the No- 
tion of a particular place of one Pattent of Bos- 
ton, the Metropolitan of the Maschechiisets 
there, who in these late times have Acted 
as a Free State and Illegal proceeding, 
as by the many Books and Complaints 
by Petition have caused an Odium 
on the Countrey in general, in vin- 
dication to manifest the worth 
of the Countrey in general, it 
is as hopeful to enlarge His 
Majesties Dominions, as 
if all the Baltick Seas 
were Annexed t o 
His Empire. 

By Henry Gardener »Z(?rr-^«;^/, whose Father 
was one of the first Adventurers thither^ and mto 
other parts of America. 

London 
Printed for the Authour 1660" 
The above is the title of a very neatly re- 
printed Pamphlet of 84 sm. 4to pp., by the Gor- 
ges Society of Portland, edited with notes by 
Chas. E. Banks M.D. The book contains the 
pedigree of Gardiner of Hertfordshire^ an elab- 
orate APPENDIX in which appear the names of 
Godfrey, Gorges, Nason, Rigby, Gardner, and 
*' sundry others of Pattentees and Inhabitants of 
the Provinces of Mayne and Liconia in New 
England." It also contains the Constitution of 
the Gorges Society, and the names of its mem- 
bers. The work is printed in antique style, is 
nicely indexed, and on the whole does credit to 
the Editor and the Society. 



"Old Times." — This publication, devoted to 
the, history of North Yarmouth, and adjoining 
towns in Maine, and greeted with pleasure by 
its patrons and friends on its quarterly appear- 



ance for eight years past, we are sorry to say, is 
discontinued; and its intended successor, " The 
Westatstogo Chronicle,''^ will not appear. The 
publisher, Capt. A. W. Corliss, it is well known, 
collected his material, edited and published this 
magazine in spare moments at his quarters in 
the U. S. Army, and being compelled to move, 
often on short notice, from one station to anoth- 
er, and conveniences for the conveyance of his 
material and implements being not always at 
hand, he deems it expedient to relinquish for 
the present his labor of love. The publisher 
takes this opportunity to thank all his patrons 
for every favor received during his eight years 
communication with them, and hoping they may 
not entirely forget him in his new and far away 
station at Angel Island, California, he bids them 
a regretful adieu. 

Capt. Corliss has very kindly donated his val- 
uable material, unused in *' Old Times," consist- 
ing of historical sketches and genealogies, to the 
Maine Genealogical Society. As this manu- 
script has been accumulating since he com- 
menced his publication, it is now a considerable 
amount, some of which we shall be pleased to 
make room for in the pages of the '* Recorder." 

Editor. 



York Institute Publications. — We have 
received the first two numbers of these publica- 
tions. No. I contains an address by B. R. Mel- 
cher, Esq., on the past, present and future of the 
Institute; a witty and well written paper, replete 
with valuable historical suggestions. No. 2 con- 
tains an address by E. F. Small, Esq., on Indus- 
trial Education; a popular subject, well handled, 
and should be read by all interested in matters 
of this kind. York Institute has made a move 
in the right direction in establishing this series 
of papers. Its object appears to be the pub- 
lishing and dispersing of papers historical, sci- 
entific, and otherwise educational, which may 
interest and edify its members and the commu- 
nity. This Society is located in Saco, Me. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



143 



Memorial of John William Wallace, 
LL.D. — We have received a copy of the com- 
memorative address delivered at the Hall of the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Novem- 
ber, 1884, on the Hon. John William Wallace, 
late president of the Society, by Mr. Henry 
Flanders. This pamphlet is a perfect gem in its 
make-up ; large, beautiful paper and type, with 
an aJbertype illustration of the subject of the 
address, and a cut on steel of the Wallace arms. 
The appendix consists of his family pedigree. 
Mr. Wallace had been president of this Soci- 
ety for fifteen years. He was an enthusiast in 
the cause of learning, in attainments profound 
and varied, in the study of the history of our 
country, and a man whose courteous manners 
and warm heart endeared him to all. He was 
born in Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1815, and died in 
his native city Jan. 12, 1884, in the 69th year of 
his age. 



Magazine of American History. — The 
opening article of the May number will be read 
with intense interest by every American capable 
of appreciating the importance of the achieve- 
ments of "Commodore Matthew Calbraith Per- 
ry," by William Elliot Griffis; the second arti- 
cle, " The Heart of Louisiana," is a graphic his- 
torical sketch of the Place d'Armes, now Jack- 
son Square, in New Orleans, by Charles Dimi- 
try. Both of these notable papers are hand- 
somely illustrated. "The Fallacy of 1776" is 
an earnest and comprehensive discussion of the 
real origin of our late civil war, by A. W. Cla- 
son. " The Ancient Races of America," by G. 
P. Thurston, of Nashville, Tenn. ; "The Hun- 
gry Pilgrims," by E. H. Goss; "The Sackville 
Papers," by Prof. Channing, of Harvard Col- 
lege; and " Pocahontas and Captain Smith," by 
Charles Deane, LL.D., Vice-President of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, are all excel- 
lent as well as readable. But the contribution 
that will probably attract the most immediate 
attention is that of " General Roger Enos — A 
Lost Chapter of Arnold's Expedition to Canada 
in 1775," by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, as it 



furnishes an authentic view of this much misrep- 
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Queries, Replies, Societies and Book Notices 
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Newspapers of To-Day. — People generally, 
and even those who may be termed steady read- 
ers and close observers, have but a faint concep- 
tion of the magnitude and influence the press of 
this country has attained. From a careful exam- 
ination of the advance pages of the 1885 edi- 
tion of the American Newspaper Directory, 
issued May ist by Geo. P. Rowell & Co., of New 
York, it appears that there are 14,147 newspa- 
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States and Canada; of these the United States 
has 12,973, an average of one paper for every 
3,867 persons. In 1884 the total number of 
newspapers was less by 823 than at present, and 
while the gain this year is not so marked as in 
some previous years, it is still considerable. 
Kansas shows the greatest increase, the number 
being 78, while Illinois follows with a gain of 
77. It is curious to notice that New York, the 
scene ^of so much political activity during the 
last campaign, should have only about one-third 
as many new papers as the State of Pennsylva- 
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Observations on the Indian Language, 
by Experience Mayhew a.m., Preacher of the 
Gospel to the Indians of Martha's Vineyard in 
New England in 1722. Now published from 
the original MS., by John S. H. Fogg a.m., 
M.D. Small quarto, antique, from the Press 
of David Clapp & Son, Boston. 



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1885. 



CONTENTS OF THIS NUMBER. 



PAGE. 



Col. Alexander Rigby, C. E. Banks, 145 

Scarborough Church Records, . . . W, M, Sargent, 162 

Sklllings Family, W, M. Sargent, 169 

Early Settlers of Weld, . . . . E.J. Foster, 181 
Letter of Samuel Adams to Samuel Freeman, 1777, 

Wm. Freeman, 186 
Letter of Henry Knox to Samuel Freeman, 1802, 

Wm. Freeman, 188 

Conant, Early Records, . . . . F. O. Conant, 189 

Cemetery Inscriptions at Stroudwater, . /. Codd, 190 

Gleanings from County Files, . . . W. M. Sargent, 197 

Capt. John Hill's Company in Berwick, 1740, N.J. Herrick^ 203 

Notes, Queries, &c., 205 



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III. The Province of Lygonia. 

The quarrel is a pretty quarrel as it stands ; and 
we should only spoil it in trying to explain it. — 
Sheridan, The Rivals, Act IV., Sc. iii. 

To the ambitions and ingenuity of George 
Cleeve of Casco, the planters of Maine were 
indebted for the resuscitation of the abandoned 
Plough Patent and the four years of internal 
strife and uncertainty which followed his endeav- 
ors to set up an independent government in the 
heart of the territory granted by royal charter to 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges. That he exhumed this 
forgotten skeleton, wired it together and made it 
dance to suit his schemes for personal aggrand- 
izement and private revenge rather than from 
LygonArms. motivcs of the common public welfare, will be 

apparent as the story develops ; but to seek the causes of his mach- 
inations we must review briefly the political history of the prov- 

10 




146 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

ince. When the council for New England surrendered their char- 
ter 7 June, 1635, th^ territory comprised in their patent had been 
carefully divided by lot among the members. 

In this territorial division the portion which fell to Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges included a large part of the present State of Maine, 
and embraced the old but undefined limits of the Plough Patent. 
Sir Ferdinando called his portion New Somersetshire, from the 
English county in which his family estates were situated ; and he 
made provision forthwith for the civil government of the province 
by sending over his nephew, Captain William Gorges, as Deputy 
Governor pro tempore, until he could procure from the Crown the 
necessary confirmation of his title to the sovereignty as well as the 
soil of the province. 

By the employment of artifices in which he was an adept, Cleeve 
gained the confidence of Sir Ferdinando, and so successfully did he 
misrepresent the actions of the new Deputy Governor to the Lord 
Proprietor, and undermine his confidence in the faithful steward, 
Richard Vines, that before the young nephew had been in his seat 
scarcely two years he was recalled; Vines was dismissed, and Cleeve, 
triumphant, installed in their stead. His victory, however, was but 
ephemeral, for Sir Ferdinando was soon informed of the true char- 
acter of Cleeve, and speedily revoked his authority, and restored 
Vines to favor, placing him in the office of Deputy Governor, va- 
cated by his nephew.^^ The Lord Proprietor still sought for a royal 
charter for his province and this object was accomplished 3 April, 
1639-40, when Charles L granted him almost absolute seignoral 
privileges, such as were seldom, if ever, conferred by any govern- 

82 This political incident of the administration of William Gorges has never been referred to by 
any of the historians of Maine, either local or general. The reader is referred to a letter of Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges to Governor John Winthrop, 23 August, 1637, in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vi. 329. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 147 

ment on an individual.^ This feudal seignory, with its magnificent 
outline of official administration, never reached its projected grand- 
eur, for the materials necessary to its perfection were lamentably 
deficient.^* The sparse population of fishers and planters then scat- 
tered along the coast was insufficient to fill all the ofiices of his 
bailiwicks, hundreds, parishes, and tithings; yet amidst this pleni- 
tude of places there was one person who was omitted in the distri- 
bution of the ofiices. This was George Cleeve, whose intrigues 
had over-reached, as we have seen, and for the next three years he 
chafed in his enforced retirement at his plantation in Casco, only to 
have his ambition for place and power whetted to its keenest de- 
sires. Hunger had sharpened his wits, and his schemes for revenge 
were skilfully matured. By what agency he was led to think of the 
feasibility of resuscitating the forgotten and buried Plough Patent, 
and what sped his hopes of revivifying that "broken tytle," are use- 
less surmises; and it only concerns our story to know that he 
crossed the Atlantic to prosecute his plans, soon after the tidings 
of the outbreak of the civil war reached here.^^ There can be no 
doubt that he regulated this movement with a view to the enlist- 
ment of political and religious bias to his aid, for Gorges, the Lord 
Proprietor, was a Royalist and a Churchman, while Cleeve, if he 
could be anything sincerely, was a Roundhead and a Dissenter. 
His business in London was to find a purchaser for the Plough 
Patent, and to hunt out the original grantees for the purpose of 

S3 This charter, familiar to all students of Maine history, was dated 3 April, 1639-40, and is printed 
entire in Hazard's Historical Collections, i. 442-445. Williamson pronounces it a masterly docu- 
ment as drafted for colonial government (History of Maine, i. 275). It vested all appointments in 
the Lord Proprietor, with power to make laws, establish courts (with appeal to himself,) raise troops, 
build cities, levy a revenue from customs, establish a navy, exercise admiralty jurisdiction, and to 
select his emigrants by such exclusion as he thought necessary. 

s* Gorges, Briefe Narration, 46. 

85 Willis, History of Portland, 74. 



148 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

arranging terms and procuring assignment. The latter work appar- 
ently presented no difficulties, for the speculation of the Familists 
had been a financial and social failure, and he could rightly con- 
clude that they would be ready to part with their useless privileges. 

To investors Cleeve probably represented the validity of the 
patent, the value of the territory with its six thriving settlements,^^ 
the ripening desire of the planters for a change of the proprietary 
to those in full sympathy with the parliamentary party,^^ the small 
outlay, and the sure return of rents. The gentleman who believed 
all this, and purchased on that recommendation, was Colonel Alex- 
ander Rigby, then deeply engaged in the business of sequestrating 
the estates of Royalists. 

The sale was consummated 7 April, 1643, when John Dye, John 
Smith, Thomas Jupe, and other survivors of Bryan Bincks and 
others, transferred to Alexander Rigby "all their estate, interest 
and claim " in the Province of Ligonia.^^ The name of the 
new province, and by whom suggested, is a curious problem, as 
the only plausible theory of its adoption that occurs to the writer is 
to suppose it to be derived from the family name of the mother of 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges, viz.. Cicely, daughter of William Lygon, of 
Madresfield court. Great Malvern, Worcestershire, whose arms are 
depicted at the head of this article.^^ But why Rigby and Cleeve 
should desire to perpetuate the name thus connected with their 

8*» Westcustogo (Yarmouth), Casco (Portland), Black Point and Spurwink (Scarboro'), Richmond 
Island, and Saco. 

^" Cleeve was as violently opposed by some of his own neighbors in this scheme as he was by 
the officials of Gorges in other towns, notably Arthur Mackworth. 

*^ Rigby Mss., Pejepscot Papers, 8 a. For some unknown reason only two of the eight patentees 
put their names to the transfer when the sale was accomplished (Winthrop, Journal, ij. 313). 

s^ The Lygon family is extinct in the male line, and is at present represented in the female by the 
Earl of Beauchamp, who kindly furnished the writer with an engraving of the Lygon arms, from 
which the illustration is engraved. The arms as now borne by him are augmented by supporters. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 149 

political rival and proprietary claimant, is difficult to explain. Nor 
is this the only strange circumstance connected with the affair, for 
it is not easy to understand what were the motives which could 
have induced Rigby to maintain an intimate association with such 
an unscrupulous demagogue as George Cleeve was generally 
thought to be, for he had earned in the local courts of Maine an 
unsavory reputation as a neighbor and citizen. Governor Edward 
Winslow of Plymouth Colony commenting on this strange alli- 
ance in a letter to Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts, writes: 
" As for Mr. Rigby, if he be so honest good & hopefull an instru- 
ment as report passeth on him, he hath good hap to light on two 
of the arrantest knaues that ever trod on new English shore to be 
his agents east & west, as Cleves & Morton." ^^ 

The reasonable explanation is that Rigby was ignorant of the 
character of this political agitator, and only purchased the patent 
as a speculation, lending his name, money and reputation to the 
venture for what it would bring. Thus equipped with documentary, 
financial and political endorsement, Cleeve returned to Maine in 
the early part of the fall of 1643, ^^i^^^ ^ commission from Colonel 
Rigby as Deputy President, and a list of subordinate nominations 
for administrative officers composed of the associates of the now 
exalted adventurer. Discounting the opposition he expected to 
encounter from the lawfully established government of Gorges, he 
sought to enlist the moral support of Massachusetts Bay corpora- 
tion, and addressed them to that effect, but the wary statesmen of 
Boston declined to lend themselves to his scheme, and in General 
court, 7 September, 1643, voted that it was "not meete to write to 

^° Letter, ii Feb., 1643-4, printed in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vi. 175. Thomas Morton is referred to 
by Winslow. He was the " roysterer of Merry Mount," who gave the Pilgrims so much trouble. 



150 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

y® eastward about M"*. Cleaves, according to his desire." ^^ But this 
rebuff did not deter the persistent plotter, and early in 1643-4 he 
sent his partner, Richard Tucker, to get signatures to a petition to 
the Massachusetts government seeking a mutual alliance for protec- 
tion against the " ffrench, Indians, and other enemyes," and asking 
to be admitted to the confederation of the United Colonies. Vines 
says that the subscribers whom he persuaded to sign were generally 
lawless persons, " a great part of them bound over to our Courts for 
notorious offences, and therefore are easily persuaded to set there 
handes to any thing that may be preiudiciall to a peaceable govern- 
ment." ^^ This plan also miscarried, for " the Governour [Win- 
throp] returned answer that he must first advise with the commis- 
sioners of the United Colonies. And beside, they had an order 

91 Mass. Coll. Rec. ii. 41. Governor Winthrop wrote an unofficial letter to Deputy Governor 
Vines in behalf of Rigby. The Bay people were in sympathy with Cleeve, but did not care to 
show it. 

^■24 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 346, 351. Vines gives an interesting account of the methods of Cleeve, 
and his entire letter ought to be read in full, but we can only make room for a short extract, by 
which it will be seen that he was yet busy with his tongue against Gorges, who had suffered from 
his calumnies several years before : " 2 dayes before our Court [Cleeve] tooke a voiage into the bay, 
and all the way as he went from Pascataquack to Boston, he reported he was goeing for ayde against 
me, for that I had threatened him and his authority, to beate him out of this Province. By this 
false report and many other the like I am held an enemy to iustice and piety. I proffesse vnto you 
ingenuously, I never threatened him directly nor indirectly, neither haue I seen him since he camme 
out of England. I haue suffered him to passe quietly through our plantation, and to lodge in it, 
although I haue bin informed that he was then plotting against me. I am troubled at these sedi- 
tious proceedings; and much more at his most notorius scandalls of Sir fferdinando Gorges, a man 
for his age and integrity worthy of much honor ; him he brandes with the foule name of traytor by 
circumstance, in reporting that he hath counterfeited the king's broade scale, (if he haue any patent 
for the Province of Mayne) ffor, says he, I haue serched all the Courts of Record, and can finde 
noe such grant. How could he haue given that graue Knight a deeper wound in his reputacion, the 
which I know is more deare to him then all the wealth in America ; he likewise maynetaynes 
his false report of his death, fifiight into Walles, not with standing a letter dated the 25th of I ber 
last, from a marchant of London, of very good credit, and brought in Mr. Payne his ship, which 
letter imports Sir Fferd : Gorges his good health with the restauracion of his possesions agayne." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 151 

not to receive any but such as were in a church way."^^ Nothing 
came of it, and the freemen of Maine soon witnessed his bold at- 
tempt to set up an independent civil authority within the estab- 
lished jurisdiction of their province. The confusion that ensued 
was more disastrous than the temporary success of a smart politi- 
cian over a high-minded opponent such as Richard Vines showed 
himself to be throughout, for the new government set up a claim to 
propriety in the lands, as well as sovereignty, and titles held from 
Gorges would be worthless if Cleeve succeeded. The tenure of 
land for the struggling planters was at the mercy of this agitator, 
and those who were wise in their generation foresaw the issue, 
made their peace with him, and repurchased their homes once paid 
for, or gave the rentals to the Rigby regime,^ 

Deputy President Cleeve called his first court to meet at Casco 
25 March, 1643-4, and proclaimed his authority, "extending his gov- 
ernment from Sackadehock to Cape Porpus, being aboue 13 leagues 
in lenght," and made nominations of " commissioners, and a colo- 
nell generall."^^ Prior to its assembling, Cleeve, as if to appear 
magnanimous, inspired a letter to Vines containing an offer to try 
the rights of the Gorges and Rigby governments before the magis- 
trates of Massachusetts.^^ This impudent proposal was rightly 
estimated by Vines, who said : " This I know to be Cleeues his 

^^ Winthrop, Journal ii, 155. 

^* Rigby confirmed to Cleeve his valuable grant of Machigonne (Casco) which Gorges had granted 
to him in 1637. Numerous instances of repurchase are recorded in the York County Registry of 
Deeds. 

^5 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 346. 

^6 The bearer was partner Tucker whom Cleeve employed for such unsavory political work until 
he had no further use for him. Vines arrested Tucker for delivering this letter, and bound him over 
for appearance at Saco, on account of his "abusive language," and in default he was imprisoned one 
night, but the next day gave his personal recognizance. Winthrop, Journal ii. 155 ; comp. 4 Mass. 
Hist. Coll. vii. 350. 



152 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

plott to bring vs all into a distraction, and a mutiny, for he knowes 
that neither my selfe, nor any other of Sir Fferdinando Gorges 
Comissioners, haue power to try his title either of land or power 
and authority for goverment here, without his authority soe to 
doe, neither doe I beleiue that your worship and the rest of your 
honored Court will meddle with any tryall of this nature." ^^ 

In the summer of 1644, after his disastrous campaign at Lathom 
House, Colonel Rigby retired from the public gaze and parliament- 
ary strife, and we are told that he " imploys much time & expends 
considerable sums of money in furthering & promoting plantations 
there & he drew up severall constitutions for the well governing of 
the Inhabitants of [the] s^ Province [of Lygonia] which were about 
the 30th July, 1644 confirmed by the Earle of Warwick & others 
the Commissioners appointed by Parliament for Foreign Plan- 
tations." ^« 

The recruits which each leader mustered to his standard were 
naturally drawn from certain geographical sections, and Cleeve's 
supporters were almost wholly composed of residents of Casco, 
although he pretended that his authority extended to Cape Porpus. 
Vines had the support of the leading men in Saco, Scarboro, and 

9"^ Letter to Winthrop 29 Jany 1643-4 in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 350. The disputed matter 
could have been settled amicably, without doubt, if any other man than Cleeve had power to 
negotiate ; for Gorges was ever anxious to promote peaceful colonization at any sacrifice. Deputy- 
Governor Vines voices this well-known sentiment in a letter, dated 9 Jan., 1643, ^o Gov. John Win- 
throp of Massachusetts. After acknowledging the title of Rigby to the soil, but not the jurisdiction 
of it, he says : "Yet I did ever and doe intend whensoever Mr. Rigby shall send over people to lett 
them settle peaceably, to ayde and assist them to the best of my power, without questioning of 
meum et tuum ; ffor this I know, if Sir Fferdinando Gorges and Mr, Rigby meete, all matters will 
be quietly ended, if there be no incendiaries here " (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 346). The leading men 
of both parties were ever ready to acknowledge the high character of Rigby, as appears by their let- 
ters ; but all the difficulty arose from the worthlessness of his agent. 

98 Rigby Mss. Pejepscot Papers 8 a. Cleeve in a letter to Winthrop i May, 1647, speaks of our 
*' confirmed constitutions." (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 376.) 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 153 

the settlements westward to the Piscataqua, and even in Casco 
itself he was efficiently aided by Arthur Mackworth and some oth- 
ers, who stood up manfully for the ancient government of Gorges. 
Mackworth 's opposition so exasperated Cleeve that it seems proba- 
ble that he intended to resort to perso,nal violence, or in some way 
to place him or his property in jeopardy, and the General court 
of the Gorges government formally pledged to Mackworth and his 
associates protection to themselves and their estates from injury 
at the hands of Cleeve and his confederates.^^ In the adjoining 
town of Scarboro the leading opponent of Cleeve was Rev. Robert 
Jordan, whom he designates as " a minister of antichrist," and a 
*' prelatticall counsellar," when venting his feelings to Winthrop,^^^ 
while another townsman of Scarboro, Henry Jocelyn, was also found 
in the opposition to the new Deputy President. Thus far not much 
had been accomplished by the Rigby government except among 
the sparse settlements of Casco bay, and affairs drifted along in 
uncertainty through 1643 ^^^ 1644, being somewhat enlivened .by 
an attempt of Cleeve to have Vines and Edward Godfrey tried by 
a Parliamentary commission composed of Winthrop and others, 
which he procured by petition through the influence of Rigby, but 
it came to naught for the present.^^^ Knowing the unscrupulous 
character of Cleeve we shall not be surprised to learn that in his 
desperation he had forged the names of nine planters as signers of 
the petition and charges against Vines and Godfrey, but it was not 
till the fall of 1645 ^^^^ i^ was definitely discovered, when these nine 

^9 York County Court Records, October, 1645. 

I"'' Letter, Cleeve to Winthrop, 27 Feb. 1643-4 (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 363-5). As an evidence that 
this question could not be considered on its legal merits, we find Cleeve in this letter inciting the 
religious and political prejudices of Winthrop against Jordan by reporting that the pugnacious Scar- 
boro minister was opposed to the Parliamentary party in England, and the Puritans in this country. 

i°i Letter, Cleeve to Winthrop, 2 February, 1643-4. The commissioners named were as far as 
known Winthrop, Mackworth and Boad. 



154 Mame Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

persons went into court and testified under oath that they never 
saw nor heard of the petition and charges, and "could not testify 
any such things as are exhibited in the said petition." ^^^ Parson 
Jenner asked Cleeve why he put the names of these men to the doc- 
ument without their knowledge, and the forger confessed naively, as 
if convinced as well of the credulity of his religious friend as of his 
dupes elsewhere, that "the Parliament bid him doe it"! Owing to 
the conflict of authority nothing was done to the forger, who was 
still busy plotting to destroy the Gorges authority. Rigby was evi- 
dently becoming impatient, and in the spring of 1645 wrote to 
Cleeve "to proceed in the government of Ligonia," and once more 
Winthrop and the Massachusetts people were importuned to write 
to Vines "to deter them from their illegal proceedings, and a letter 
to our people of Ligonia to advise and encourage them."^^^ This 
mournful appeal produced no results, and the Gorges administra- 
tion proceeded to elect Vines as Deputy-Governor, with the succes- 
sion to Henry Jocelyn if the former should leave the province. 
This contingency soon occurred, and Vines, probably weary of the 
long and profitless strife which retarded the material interests and 
prosperity of Maine so seriously, emigrated to Barbadoes, and 

1*^2 The names of the planters were Henry Watts, John Wilkinson, Andrew Alger, Arthur Mack- 
worth, William Hammond, John West, Robert Wadleigh, Peter Weare and Francis Robinson. 
Vines wrote to Winthrop 4 August, 1645, about this affair, and explains the methods of Cleeve : 
" I likewise thinke I had some hard measure in the commission that came from the Parliament, for 
that I did write to you that Mr. Hen: Boade, and Mr. Mackworth (who were 2 of the comissioners) 
might haue had the Commission to haue examined the most parte of the peticioners against me : it 
was refused, and I never had answere of my letter: but you sent a note vnder your hand to Mr. 
Mackworth, to examine such as Cleues should bring vnto him, which he refusing to doe without the 
commission, then Cleiues giues 2 men ther oaths that all was true contayned in a paper, there pre- 
sented ready written, which paper was sent to yourselfe, to be retourned to Parliament, to answeare 
the Interrogatories that were against me. That Cleiues hath thus proceeded against me I can 
prove by Mr. Arthur Mackworth his oath." [4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 352-3.] 

1^^^ Letter, 3 July 1645 (4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 366-7). Cleeve sent Rigby's letter to Winthrop 
enclosed in his that he might "see how the Parliament approves of his proceeding." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 155 

Jocelyn assumed his office. The new Deputy-Governor was as res- 
olute in his opposition to the pretensions of Cleeve as his predeces- 
sor, and under his lead in general assembly, at the Quarter Ses- 
sions, late in 1645, i^ ^^^ voted "forthwith to apprehend Cleaues & 
Tuckar & to subdue the rest vnto their obedience," and to accom- 
plish that end they "fitted them selues with bilbowes & ordained 
Captain Bonython Colonel General" of their forces.^^^ At the 
news of this action Cleeve at once turned to Winthrop in great 
trepidation, and summoning his counsellors, Royall, Tucker and 
Purchas, sent a letter full of the tehderest pathos to their Boston 
friends. He professed that they would all be murdered unless help 
was vouchsafed, and begged that the Massachusetts magistrates 
would send "some of your men to stand by vs."^^^ Cleeve had 
called his assembly to meet at Casco the last day of March, 1646, 
and at this meeting it was expected by Cleeve that the bloodthirsty 
militia in the service of the Gorges officials would "make this the 
beginning of a sivill warre, which they intend," he wrote to Win- 

l°*4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 357. Letter of Jenner to Winthrop, 28 Mch. 1645-6. 

i°^4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 371-373. Cleeve in this letter gives some interesting items concerning 
the proceedings of the Gorges officials: "The heads of this league are Mr. Henry Jocelyn, Mr. 
Arthur Mackworth, & Ffrances Robinson, which Mr. Mackworth did willingly submit to Mr. Rig- 
byes authority formerly, and did subscribe to his constitucions, & received a Commission from him 
to be an Assistant & acted by it till he was drawne away by the perswasion of Mr. Vines and Mr. 
Jorden, (one vnworthily called a minister of Christ). From these two men all this evill doth prin- 
cipally flowe, for though Mr. Vines be now gone, yet he hath presumed to depute Mr. Jocelyn in 
his stead, although he never had any Commission soe to doe; yet he, by the councell of Mr. Jor- 
den, hath taken vpon him, as a lawful Magistrate to come into Casco Bay & hath gone from house 
to house, being accompaned with Ffrances Robinson & Arthur Mackworth & have discourraged the 
people of Ligonia, & drawne them offe, some by fraude & some by force, from theire subjection to 
Mr. Rigbys lawfull authority ; contrary to their oathes freely and willingly taken, a true coppy whereof 
is herewith sent. And have alsoe presumed to take deposicions of severall people to accuse some 
of vs falsely and slanderously with treason & other crimes, whereof we are innocent ; intending 
vpon those grounds to deale with vs at theire pleasure, and thus we are all destined by them vnto 
destruction, if the Lord prevent not their wicked plotts against vs." 



156 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

throp, "to blowe abroad into all parts of this land, & give it out 
there be many amongst you & elsewhere, that doe but looke for an 
opportunity to declare themselves cavileers & for the king, as if you 
or wee were the Kings enimies." But the wise Governor of Mas- 
sachusetts had heard Cleeve cry "wolf" many times before, and he 
resolved to let the carnage proceed, contenting himself with send- 
ing instead of troops a letter addressed to both factions.^^^ The 
fatal day arrived. " Mr. Jocelyne & his company came armed with 
gunes & swords, or both : Mr. Cleeve & his company vnarmed," 
writes Rev. Thomas Jenner, from whose letter, describing the 
events of the day, we shall quote. " After sermon was ended, Mr. 
Joselyne & his company separated themselves about a furlong from 
Mr. Cleeve & his company." The first exchange of firing consisted 
of a paper pellet. "They sent vnto Mr. Cleeve," says Jenner, "a 
demand in writing (with all their hands subscribed,) to have a sight 
of his originals, promising a safe returne. After some hesitaton & 
demur, Mr. Cleeve, vpon condition they would come together into 
one place, promised to gratifie them. The which being publickely 
read and scanned," they separated for the day, with no casualties, 
" and the next morneing Mr. Jocelyne & his company deliuered vnto 
Mr. Cleeve in writinge, with all their hands subscribed, a Protest 
against Mr. Righbies authority of gouernment, that is to say, in any 
part of that bound or tract of land which Mr. Cleeve doth chal- 
lenge by vertue of his Patent, viz., from Sacadehock to Cape Por- 

106 Winthrop says in this reply : " the differences grewe vpon extent of some Patents & right of 
Jurisdiction wherein Mr. Rigby & others in E(ngland) are interested & lettres have been sent to 
them from both partyes, & answer is expected by the first return, therevpon we have thought it ex- 
pedient to perswade you bothe to forbeare any further contention in the meane tyme, & have written 
to Mr. Jocelin &c to that ende, who having desired our advice, we may presume they will observe 
the same, & will not attempt any acts of hostility against you ; and we doubt not but you wilbe per- 
swaded to the same; which we judge will conduce most to Mr. Rigbys right, and your owne & your 
neighbours peace." [Winthrop Papers.] 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 157 

pus. They furthermore required and injoined Mr. Cleave & his 
company to submit themselues vnto the authority & gouernment 
derived from Sir Fferdinando Gorges, & that for the future they 
addresse themselues vnto their Courts, Lastly they demanded of 
Mr. Cleeve a friendly triall concerneing the bounds afore sayd, ffor 
Mr. Jocelyne would that Mr. Cleeve his terminus a quo should 
begin 60 miles vp chenebec River, because the Patent saith it must 
be nere two Hands which are about 60 miles from the sea. Ffor 
answer to it the Patent also saith, the tract of land of 40 miles 
square must be on the south side of Sacadehock River." 

As a result of the offer of Joscelyn and his associates to submit 
the case to the arbitration of the Massachusetts magistrates, " Mr. 
Cleeve readily accepted their offer of a triall at Boston," and both 
principals bound themselves in a bond of ^500 to personally appear 
at Boston at the May term of the General Court, "then & ther to 
impleade each other." ^^^ Thus ended the "sivill warre" which 
Cleeve predicted would kindle all the "cavileers" of New England, 
and when Winthrop read Jenner's account of the meeting of the 
sanguinary factions he must have been reminded of the doughty 
King of Yvetot, of whom it was said : 

" Each year he called his fighting men, 
And marched a league from home, and then 

Marched back again." 

They met in Boston at the appointed time. George Cleeve and 
Richard Tucker appeared for Rigby, while Henry Joscelyn and 

10' 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vii. 359-361. Letter dated 6 April, 1646. "I must needs acknowledge to 
their high commendation, that both Mr. Jocelyne & Mr. Cleeve carried on the interaction very 
friendly, like men of wisdome & prudence, not giueing one misbeholding word each together, such 
was the power of Gods Holy Word aweing their hearts. Your letters were also very valide & 
gratefully accepted on both parties. Thus after two or three daies agitation, each man departed 
very peaceably to his owne home." 



158 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Francis Robinson ^^^ were counsel for Gorges. " Some of the mag- 
istrates," writes Winthrop, "advised not to intermeddle in it, seeing 
it was not within our jurisdiction, and that the agents had no com- 
mission to bind the interest of the gentlemen in England. Others 
(and the most) thought fit to give them a trial both for that it was a 
usual practice in Europe for two states being at odds to make a 
third judge between them, and though the principal parties could 
not be bound by any sentence of this court, (for having no jurisdic- 
tion, we had no coercion, and therefore whatever we should con- 
clude was but advice,) yet it might settle peace for the present." ^^^ 
They presented their documentary evidences, but the contradictory 
character of the testimony "so perplexed the jury as they could 
find for neither, but gave in a non liquet, and urged them to await 
the decision of the authorities in England." ^^^ 

The distractions of the real Civil war in England served to delay 
a settlement of this question for nine months more, but in March^ 
1647, the Earl of Warwick and the Commissioners for Foreign 
Plantations, having heard the case stated by Colonel Rigby and 
John Gorges, heir of Sir Ferdinando, gave judgment 27 March, in 
favor of Rigby, to the full extent of his claims.^^^ The long fight 

108 Winthrop says " Mr. Roberts," but I think it must be an error for Robinson, because Francis 
Robinson was one of the "heads" of the Gorges "league," according to Cleeve. 

109 Winthrop, Journal ii. 257. 

110 Ibid. " They persuaded the parties to live in peace, etc., till the matter might be determined 
by authority out of England." 

111 Rigby Mss. Pejepscot Papers 8 a. By this decision the Kennebunk River was made the divid- 
ing line of Lygonia and Maine, " which brought it to the seaside; whereas the words of the grant 
laid it 20 miles" (Hubbard, 510). The old province of Gorges was now bisected, and but three 
settlements were left to the lord-proprietor, who had been a laborer in the work of colonization for 
forty years. Most unwelcome of all, it brought Jocelyn of Black Point, and Jordan of Spurwink, 
all officials and partisans of Gorges, within the jurisdiction of Cleeves. Jocelyn and Jordan re- 
mained in the province to fight their ancient enemy till his death in 1662. The provincial limits as 
then defined now include the whole of Cumberland and portions of York, Oxford, Androscoggin, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 159 

was ended, and the vanquished submitted with as good grace as 
they could. Cleeve was now chief magistrate of the territory be- 
tween the Sagadahoc and Cape Porpus rivers, and proceeded to put 
his province in working order. The remainder of the old Province 
of Maine left to Gorges was reorganized, and two years later formed 
itself into an independent government after the death of the aged 
lord proprietor. 

The Province of Lygonia was now an accomplished fact, de jure 
et de facto, and henceforth quiet and order once more prevailed in 
Maine. It will not be profitable to follow the fortunes of this prov- 
ince further, for the evidences of its continuity are not available, 
and the few extant docunientary witnesses of its existence have been 
preserved by the vigilance of private interests rather than the care 
of public officials. A history of it would be a history of Eastern 
Maine.. The old opponents of Cleeve accepted the inevitable, and 
in 1648 we find Jocelyn and Jordan signing official documents with 
Cleeve as Assistants of the Province of Lygonia. As a province 
it was quietly performing its legitimate functions of government for 
a small population of perhaps a thousand souls from the settlements 
of its boundaries in 1647 ^^ ^^^ death of Baron Rigby three years 
later. All the public business was transacted by a General Assem- 
bly, and the Deputy-President attended to the transfers and leases 
of property, collection of rents, etc., in the name of Colonel Alex- 
ander Rigby, President and Proprietor. 

The decease of Rigby in August, 1650, was the occasion of an 
attempt on the part of some of the principal planters to form an 

and Sagadahoc counties, the chief city of the State, Portland, three large cities, and perhaps fifty 
towns and villages containing a population of about 100,000 persons. It would include the oldest 
and wealthiest portion of the State of Maine. There was a good deal of Puritan politics in this 
decision, as Winthrop considered it a " favorable interpretation " of the terms of the patent. [Jour- 
nal ii. 320.] 



160 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

independent government, as the freemen of the Province of Maine 
had already done in July, 1649, after the death of Gorges, the dis- 
tance from England and the distraction of the times being favora- 
ble to such an undertaking. This was undoubtedly a scheme to 
overthrow Cleeve, as he was never a popular man, and the leaders 
of the movement were always known to be his avowed enemies. 
The Deputy-President repaired to England, informed the heir to 
the title of the state of affairs, and under date of 19 July, 1652, 
Edward Rigby, loyal as his father to Cleeve, writes from London 
to the refractory officers in the following severe terms : 

" Heartily, Gentlemen, do I regret to learn, that my father's kind- 
ness and generosity towards you, and his confidence in your probity, 
should be repaid in a manner so entirely prejudicial to his interests 
and mine. Again let me tell you, that if after receiving this notice 
you do not lay aside your private and secret combinations, and 
abstain from unlawful measures, and unanimously join with me, my 
deputy, and other officers in the plans devised to promote the peace 
and good of the Province, I shall adopt and pursue such a course 
towards you, as will enforce submission, and effectually rectify all 
your misdeeds and wrongs." 

Indeed it would seem that Edward Rigby himself had some 
intentions of crossing the Atlantic in an official capacity under the 
patronage of the Lord Protector Cromwell', for Roger Williams, 
under date of 15 February, 1654, wrote to John Winthrop, jun., 
Governor of Connecticut, that " we haue a sound of a Gen : Gov- 
ernor [of New England], & that Baron Rigby his son is the man."^^^ 

The rumor was not, however, confirmed by his presence. In Jan- 
uary, 1653, he was bringing his troubles in connection with his 
colony before the Council of State.^^^ At length the Council lis- 

11^4 Mass. Hist. Coll. vi. 260. 11^ Proceeding of Council of State, Calendar pp. 83, 92. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 161 

tened to the complaint of his wrongs. Rigby wished the Council 
to send for the persons complained of, or to have a commission 
issued for hearing the case there. The Council thought the latter 
course should be pursued, and Rigby was to be asked to give in the 
names of some persons, out of whom the Council might choose 
commissioners.^^* The last that we hear of Edward Rigby and 
Lygonia is in a scrap of manuscript dated 19 April, 1655, in which 
he prays for the settlement of his plantation in New England, and 
the petition was referred to the Committee for Plantations, 1 1 Jan., 
1655-6,"^ whence it never emerged probably, as the tide of popular 
favor was then beginning to turn from the Commonwealth to the 
exiled monarch across the straits of Dover. 

This ends our knowledge of the history of the province. The 
close of its life is thus summed up by a local annalist : " How the 
government was conducted after this we have no means of ascer- 
taining ; Cleeve did not return until after February 20, 1653; and 
although the majority of the inhabitants of Cape Porpus and Saco 
submitted to the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1652, he con- 
trived to keep up some show of power in the eastern part of the 
province until the submission of the remaining inhabitants in 1658." 
Thus after a turbulent infancy of three years and an almost pulse- 
less existence of thirteen 3^ears, the Province of Lygonia, by sub- 
mission of its freemen 13 July, 1658, to the authority of the Prov- 
ince of Massachusetts, completed its short but interesting career.^^^ 

ii^bid, p. 129. 

11^ Colonial Papers in Public Record office. The original petition is not on file, only the entry of 
its receipt remaining in a volume of similar notes. The Petition states that Lygonia was granted by 
patent to his father by the late King. 

11^ In 1652 Edward Rigby joined with the heirs of Gorges and other patentees of Maine and New 
Hampshire, in a petition to the Rump Parliament, for relief from the usurpation of Massachusetts, 
but nothing came of it (Colonial Papers, xiij. 79). 

11 



162 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

It had been decreed an existence by a specious interpretation of its 
charter, and in turn it gave way to another similar illogical construc- 
tion of the grant to Massachusetts, who claimed the entire Province 
of Maine, Gorges and Rigby combined, and their point was carried 
by persistent plotting within and without.^^^ 

11'^ The last that we hear of the Rigby claim is in 1686, when George Turfrey, as attorney for Ed- 
ward Rigby, grandson of the colonel, filed a claim in behalf of the heirs in the secretary's office, 
and the petition is now among the Mss. of the Maine Historical Society, numbered 8 A filed with 
the Pejepscot Papers. 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 
CHURCH IN SCARBOROUGH, MAINE. 



COMMUNICATED BY WM. M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



[ C(?n tin uedfrom page 84^ 

These are they that have had their baptism in the Church of Scarborough : 
Sept. 14, 1777. John, son of Josiah and Susanna Skilling. 
Oct. 26, Hannah, daughter of Timothy and Lydia McDaniel. 

Solomon, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 
Mary, daughter of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 
Nov. 2, Betty, daughter of Hannah Plaisted. 

9, Martin, son of Clement and Mary Meserve. 

16, Nabbe, daughter of Samuel Larrabee Jun., and Elizabeth. 

Feb. z, Simeon, son of John and Mary Jones. 

Dec. 18, Silas, son of Thos. and Hannah Libby. 

Jan. II, 1778. Hannah and Lucy, daughters of John and Sarah Mitchel. 
Mar. I, Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 

Seth, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Libby. 
25, Thos., son of Thomas and Lydia Lancaster. 

Apr. 12, Gideon, son of Solomon and Isabella Meserve. 

May 31, Eleanor, daughter of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 163 

July 19, Luther, son of Ebenezer and Miriam Libb}'-. 

Sept. 6, Molly, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah Hasty. 

Oct. 18, Lettice, daughter of Matthew and Hannah Libby. 

Charlotte, daughter of Mary Stone. 
Nov. 19, Salome, daughter of Joshua and Hannah Libby. 

William, son of Dennis and Sarah Marr. 

Ginne, daughter of Philip Larrabee. 
Jan. 3, 1779. Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Katharine Libby. 

Christopher and Ai, sons of Moses and Mary Plummer. 

Mary and Elizabeth Cole, on Moses Plummer's account. 

Patte, Mary, and John, child° of Roger and Lydia Honewell. 

Mary, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Plaisted. 
21, Hannah, Jeremiah, Sarah, Timothy, Ann and Mary, child"^ of Jere- 

miah and Sarah Plummer. 

James Hasty, son of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 
Feb. 21. Ann Gerrish, daughter of William and Elizabeth Vaughan. 

Phineas, son of John and Hannah Fogg. 

Joseph, son of John and Jane Ballard. 

Frances, daughter of Simon and Elizabeth Libby. 

Anna, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Libby. 

Sewall, son of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 

Sewall, son of Thomas and Lydia Lancaster. 

Elizabeth, daughter of David and Abigail Fogg. 

Molly, daughter of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 

Abigail, daughter of Moses and Katherine Fogg. 

Abigail, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Small. 

Lydia, daughter of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 

Dominicus, son of Benj. and Sarah Rackliff. 

Ezekiel, son of Timothy and Mary Ann Prout. 

Hannah, daughter of Mark and Relief (?) Libby. 

James, son of Philemon and Martha Libby. 

Elias, son of Joshua and Esther Brown. 

Margaret and Hannah, child° of Solomon and Hannah Coit. 

Hannah and Samuel, child° of Benj. and Phebe Small of Ossipee, 
baptized in Ossipee. 

Keziah and Elizabeth, child° of Ezra and Susanna Davis. 



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Nov. 13, Daniel, son of Joseph and Olive Chase. 

Thaddeus, son of Thaddeus and Mary Richardson. 
Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Larrabee. 
Joseph, son of Nath' and Mary Sayer. 
Anna, daughter of Daniel and Joanna Small. 
14, John, son of Reuben and Hulda Small. 

16, Louis, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Fogg. (1778 ?) 

21, Hannah, daughter of Benj^ and Hannah Larrabee. 

Feb. 13, 1780. Keziah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Libby. 
Gideon, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 
Mary, daughter of Clement and Mary Meserve. 
Aaron, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Plummer. 
James, son of Josiah and Susannah Skilling. 
Daniel, son of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 
Nancy, servant to Coll. Fogg. 
Rufus, grandson to y® widow Hannah Fogg. 
Benjamin, son of Robert and Elizabeth Hasty. 
Joshua, son of Abner and Abigail Ficket, offered to baptism by his 

grandparents. 
Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon and Isabella Meserve. 
Richard, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Kelly. 
Pegge, daughter of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 
2, Sarah, daughter of Dennis and Sarah Marr. 

Morris, son of Allison and Mary Libby. 
Sally, daughter of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 
Anne, daughter of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 
Apr. 29, 1 781. Mary, daughter of Timothy and Lydia McDaniel. 
May 3, Rhoda, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Ebenezer, son of John and Jane Ballard. 
6, Samuel Small, son of Matthew and Hannah Libby. 

13, Daniel Libby j'^ and Elizabeth his wife, their son was baptized May 

13, by the name of William. 
20, Mary, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Small. 

Lois, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 
27, Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 





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June lo, William Tristram, son of William and Elizabeth Vaughn. 

Olive, daughter of Joshua and Esther Brown. 
July 29, 1781. Benja., son of Benjamin and Hannah Larrabee. 
Sept. 2, Joseph, son of Vincent and Hannah Ficket. 

9, Abnah, son of Philemon and Martha Libby. 

27, John, Iccabud, Unice, Mary, William, child'' of Jonathan and Alice 

Larrabee. 
30, Jane, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

, daughter of Nathaniel and Anna Meserve. 

Esther, daughter of Simon and Elizebeth Libby. 
Nathan and Augusta, child'' of Lydia Lowell. 
Dorothy, daughter of Thomas and Lydia Lancaster. 
Rufus, son of James and Lydia Marr. 
Randall, son of John and Mary Jones. 
John, son of Clement and Mary Meserve. 
Jan. 6, 1782. John, son of Moses and Catherine Fogg. 

Nathan^ and Lucy, child^ of Samuel and Anne March. 
Joseph, son of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 
Richard, son of Thomas and Hannah Libby. 
Joseph, and Susannah, child" of Jotham and Catharine Libby, 
June 27, Lydia, daughter of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 

Marcy, daughter of Elisha and Abigail Libby. 
July 4, Daniel, son of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 

21, Jonathan, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Libby. 

Sept. 15, Mehitable Bragdon, daughter of Edward and Deborah Plummer. 

Oct. 6, James, son of Christopher and Elizabeth Kelly. 

13, James and Eleanor, child" of Abraham and Martha Tyler. 

20, Sarah, daughter of William and Mary Small. 

Nov. 10, Joseph, son of Daniel and Anne Small. 

14, Joshua, son of Humphrey and Esther Hanscom. 

Catherine, daughter of Dennis and Sarah Marr. 
21, Aaron, son of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

28, Hannah, daughter of Mark and Relief Libby. 

29, Luther, son of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 
Feb. 9, 1783. John, son of William and Anna Hasty. 

Hannah, daughter of William and Mary Fogg. 



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166 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Mar. 30, Polly, daughter of Edmond and Phebe Hagins. 

Apr. 6, Charlotte, daughter of Allison and Mary Libby. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Nehemiah, son of Nehemiah and Abigail Libby. 
13, Hannah Hunting, daughter of John and Jane Ballard. 

Jane, daughter of Daniel and Anne Small. 

Edmond, Clement, William, Sarah, Dorcas, 

Hannah, child'^ of William and Wescot. 

Richard Cutts, son of William and Elizabeth Vaughn. 

Sally Hanscom, daughter of Reuben and Marcy Libby. 

Nabby, daughter of Simon and Elizabeth Libby. 

Clarise, daughter of Vincent and Hannah Ficket. 

James, son of Henry and Elizabeth Small. 

Sarah and Olive, daughters of Allison and Sarah Libby. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Moses and Catherine Fogg. 

Sally, daughter of Edward and Deborah Plummer. 
Feb. 24, 1784. Deborah, daughter of Richard and Sarah Hollice. 
Apr. 4. Thomas, son of Rev. Thomas and Lydia Lancaster. 

David, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Edward, son of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 
May 9, Elliot, son of Dominions and Dorothy Libby. 

Keturah, daughter of Humphrey and Esther Hanscom. 
June 13, Joseph, son of Joshua and Esther Brown. 

20, Mary, daughter of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 

Sept. 9, Dorothy, daughter of James and Mary Small. 

Sept. 28, Pelatiah, son of Peter and Anne Libby. 

Oct. 3, Robert, son of Nathaniel and Sarah Hasty. 

Philip, son of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 
Oct. 10, Daniel, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Plummer. 

31, Samuel, son of Dominicus and Dorothy Libby. 

Abigail, wife of Simeon Libby. 

Simeon, son of Simeon and Abigail Libby. 
Nov. 7, Ephraim, son of Alison and Sarah Libby. 

Jan. 9, 1785. Hannah Larrabee, daughter of James and Lydia Marr. 

23, Unice, daughter of William and Mary Small. 

Mar. 6, Hiram, son of Edmond and Phebe Hagins. 



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June 19, 


July 3, 


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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 167 

John, son of Daniel and Anne Small. 

Nicolas, son of Stephen and Margaret Libby. 

Charles, son of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Betsey, daughter of Job and Sarah Mitchel. 

Susanna, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

David, son of James and Mary Small. 

Solomon, son of Allison and Mary Libby. 

Joseph, son of Vincent and Sarah Ficket. 

Sally, daughter of Joseph and Sally Brown. 

Francis, son of Henry and Elizabeth Small. 

Daniel, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Daniel, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Parnel Foster, daughter of Timothy and Lydia McDaniel (?) 
Dec. II, Joseph Cutt, son of Simeon and Abigail Libby. 

Rhoda, daughter of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 
Jan. — , 1786. Daniel Jordan, son of Solomon and Isabella Meserve. 
Apr. 9. Joseph, son of John and Mary Watson. 

23, Sarah, daughter of Moses and Catherine Fogg. 

30, John, son of Thos. and Lydia Lancaster. 

Dorothy, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 
June II, Simon, son of Simon and Elizabeth Libby. 

, Phebe and Hannah, daughters of Joseph and Dorcas R . 

J , Esther Furbur, daughter of Joshua and Esther Brown. 

July 4, Joseph, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Sept. — , Luther, son of Ebenezer and Miriam Libby. 

Bets and Jeremiah, child" of Solomon and Olive Bragdon. 
Oct. 23, Lydia, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Nov. 12, Israel, son of Job and Sarah Mitchel. 

Martha, daughter of Aaron and Lydia Plurnmer. 
Dec. 2, Mary Stevens, daughter of Joseph and Jane Tyler. 

Jan. 21, 1787. Dennice, son of Peter and Anna Libby. 

Bettee, daughter of Nehemiah and Abigail Libby. 

Hulda, daughter of Jeremiah and Anna Libby. 
Feb. 18, Anna, daughter of Edmond and Phebe Hagin. 

Mar. II, Joseph, son of Daniel and Anna Small. 

23, Lydia Gary, Jane, Olive, Abner, Dorcas, child° of Aaron and Eleanor 

Plummer. 



168 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Aug. 19, Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Polly Brown. 

23, Demas, son of Allison and Mary Libby. 

Orgusta, daughter of Jotham and Katherine Libby. 
Lydia, daughter of Dennice and Sarah Marr. 
Unice, daughter of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 
Hannah, daughter of Humphrey and Esther Hanscom. 
Enoch, son of Dominicus and Dorothy Libby. 
Dennice, son of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 
Anna Levisa, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 
Oct. 4, Benjamin, son of Joseph and Jane Tyler. 

Feb. 10, 1788. John, son of John and Mary Watson. 
Apr. 6, Unice, daughter of Jeremiah and Anne Libby. 

13, Joseph, son of Benjamin and Hannah Larrabee. 

June I, James, son of Solomon and Olive Bragdon. 

8, Margaret, daughter of James and Mary Small. 

15, Unice, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

July 6, Rishworth, son of Vincent and Hannah Ficket. 

13, John, son of Isaiah and Agnes Beal. 

20, George Washington, son of Jono° and Abigail Libby. 

Aug. 3, Reuben, son of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 

31, Polly, daughter of Timothy and Mary Ann Prout. 

Esther, daughter of Daniel and Dorothy Libby. 
Sept. 21, Anna, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Oct. 5, William Hasty, son of William and Sarah Jones. 

Nov. 9, Anna, daughter of Mark and Anna Libby. 

23, Richard Foster, son of Timothy and Lydia McDaniel. 

Dec. 7, John Lancaster, son of John and Sarah Mclallen. 

10, Andrew, Joseph, David and Simon, child° of Andrew and Miriam 

Libby. 
Mar. 17, 1789. Hannah and Rufus King, child" of Mathew and Hannah Libby. 
Joseph, son of Nath^ and Sarah Hasty. 
Ezekiel, son of Job and Sarah Mitchel. 
Sept. 6, Edmond, son of Edmond and Phebe Hagin. 

Anna, daughter of Walter and Mary Hagin. 
20, Sarah, daughter of Isaiah and Agnes Beal. 

Oct. 18, Samuel, son of James and Mary Small. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 169 

Oct. 29, Robert More and Hannah, child" of David and Sarah Gustin. 

George, son of Elizabeth More, on Mr. Pierce's account. 
Naomi, daughter of Allison and Mary Libby. 
Hannah, daughter of Simeon and Rebekah Skilling. 
Jethro Libby was baptized on his own account. 
Nov. I, Hannah Woodberry, daughter of Jethro and Lettice Libby. 

22, Reuben, son of Reuben and Anna Meserve. 

[To be continued.] 



THE SKILLINGS FAMILY. 



BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



[ Continued from page 1 07 . ] 

(44) John and Hannah (Hasty) SkiUings. 

96 i Agnes, b. June 5, 1767; m. Josiah Beal, Sept. 7, 1786. 

97 ii Sarah, bap. Nov. 26, 1769; d. Aug. 22, 1776. 

98 iii Edward, b. Nov. 6, 177 1; m. Susanna Trickey, Nov. 29, 1792. 

99 iv William, bap. Dec. 18, 1774; d. Dec. 31, 1776. 
loo V Mark, bap. Jan. 2, 1777, d. March 27, 1778. 

(47) Simeon and Mary (Skillings) Skilllngs. 

loi i Rebecca, bap. Oct. 13, 1770; m. Edmund Webber of Waterborough. 

102 ii Sarah, bap. Oct. 13, 1771; m. Moses Adams. 

103 iii Simeon, b. ; m. Nancy Adams, Aug. 16, 1812. 

IQ4 iv Samuel, m. Sally Skillings (dau. of Simeon), July 3, 1800. 

105 V William, m. Sally Wood. 

106 vi Allison, m. Nancy Paine; lived in Pownal. 

107 vii Martha, b. ; m. Pelatiah Marshall, Oct. 13, 1803. 

108 viii Mary, b. ; m. Elias Moulton,. March 2, 1805. 

109 ix Rhoda, b. ; m. Samuel F. Haggett, Sept. 7, 1828. 

(48) Josiah and Sarah (Blackstone) Skillings, of Gray. 

no i Sarah, bap. Sept. 22, 1776; m, Joseph Skillings. 



170 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Josiah and, 2d wife, Susanna (Noyes) Skillings. 

111 ii Samuel, b. . 

112 iii John, m. Elizabeth Titcomb. 

113 iv James. 

114 V Simeon, m. Hannah Thompson. 

115 vi Josiah, m. Sophia Lunt. 

116 vii Edward, m. Hannah Kimball. 

117 viii Benjamin, m. Sarah Sweat. 

118 ix Sabrina, bapt. Sept. 28, 1785. 

119 X Mary, bapt. Sept. 28, 1785; m. Enoch Tewksbury. 

120 xi Dolly^ m. Zachariah Merrill. 

121 xii Priscilla, m. Isaac Adams. 

122 xiii Lydia. 

123 xiv Susan, m. William Houston. 

(54) Isaac and Susanna (Watson) Skillings. 

124 i Mary, b. 1767. 

125 ii Elizabeth. 

126 iii Tabitha. 

127 iv Susanna, 

128 V Daniel, b. ; m. Mary Merrill, March 9, 1799. 

129 vi John. 

130 vii Joseph, b. 1779. 

(56) Thomas and Mary (Burnell) Skillings. 

131 i Benjamin, b. ; m. Anna Hamblen, before 1807, and had a daughter Martha (132), 

m. Ai Libby, Dec. i, 1824. 

133 ii John. 

134 iii Isaac. 

135 iv Thomas; administered upon his brother Benjamin's estate. 

136 V Mehitabel. 

137 vi Betsey. 

138 vii Polly. 

139 viii Caleb. 

140 ix Molly. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

(61) John and Elizabeth ( 1) Skillings. 

141 i Mark, b. March 24, 1801 ; died young. 

142 ii Sally D., b. Sept. 26, 1802. 

143 iii Mary E., b. Dec. 6, 1805. 



Mai7ie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 171 

John and, 2d wife, Margaret (Riggs) Skillings. 

144 iv George, b. Nov. 14, 1809. 

145 V Mark, b. May 12, 1812. 

146 vi Sally, b. Sept. 2, 1817. 

147 vii Ashur, b. May 29, 1819. 

148 viii Azel, b. March 18, 1821. 

(65) Isaac and Elizabeth (Johnson) Skillings. 

149 i James, m. ist, ; 2d, . 

150 ii Statira, m. John McKenney. 

151 Hi Lucy, b. Mar., 1796; m. James Dunn, of North Yarmouth. 

152 iv Nelly, m. Jacob Hayes. 

(66) Daniel and Jane ( Johnson) Skillings. '^ 

153 i Alexander, b. Sept. 9, 1791; m. Hannah M. Batchelder, Mar. 11, 1821; d. July 20, 1868. 

154 ii Isaac, b. Apr. 4, 1793; ^- Susan B. Gray, Oct. 14, 1817; d. Dec. 4, 1870. 

155 iii Dorcas, b. Oct. 20, 1795; unmarried; d. Aug. 29, 1872. 

156 iv William Johnson, b. Aug. 5, 1798; m. Tirza Pratt, Mar. 7, 1822; d. Aug. 16, 1882. 

157 v Silas, b. May 17, 1801 ; m. ist, Miriam Ward, Nov. 24, 1835; m. 2d, Catherine Fickett, 

Feb. 23, 1864. 

158 vi Hezekiah, b. Sept. 9, 1804; m. Mary Ann Skillings, Oct. 30, 1837, daughter of Zebulon; 

d. s. p. Aug. 13, 1840. 

159 vii Eliza, b. Jan. 25, 1807; m. Daniel Ward, Dec. 29, 1836. 

160 viii Jane, b. Apr. 18, 1812; m. Zenas Pratt, Oct. 27, 1834; d. Dec. 27, 1875. 

(67) Samuel and Catherine (Marr) Skillings. 

161 i Mary, d. young. 

162 ii Randall, b. 1805; ^' Charlotte Wescott; d. July 12, 1881. 

163 iii Dennis M., b. 1808; m. Hannah Libby. 

164 iv Samuel M., b. 181 1; m. Margaret Wescott. 

(74) Enoch and Almira (Libby) Skillings. 

165 i Libby, b. . 

166 ii Mary. 

167 iii Rachel. 

168 iv Annamela, b. Aug. 21, 1810. 

169 V Nathan, b. Apr. 1812; m. Eliza ? d. Feb. 13, 1879. 

170 vi Nabby, b. Apr. 22, 1814. 

171 vii Ivory, b. Dec. 17, 1815. 

(79) Dennis and Margaret (Harmon) Skillings. 

171 i Emeline, b. ; m. ist, David Fogg; 2d, Ai Libby. 

and nine others, names unknown. 



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(85) John and (Plummer) (St. John) SkilHngs. 

181 i Gibeon, m. Caroline Skillings (205). 

182 ii Cyrus. 

183 iii Otis 

184 iv Lydia, m. Sawyer. 

185 V Catherine, m. John Collins. 

186 vi Charlotte L., m. Canselo Winship, May 14, 1846. 

187 vii Sarah, m. Field. 

(90) Thaddeus and Jane (Simonton) SkilHngs. 

188 i Walter, b. ; m. Mary Jordan. 

189 ii Eliza Ann, d. unmarried. 

190 iii Eben, m. Ann ? 

191 iv Joseph. 

192 V Andrew. 

193 vi Frank, m. Phebe Jordan. 

194 vii Catherine, d. unmarried. 

195 viii Thaddeus. 

196 ix Silas A., m. Margaret Seeley, Dec. 20, 1852. 

197 X George, d. young. 

198 xi (a girl), d. young. 

199 xii Rufus, d. unmarried. 

(92) James and (Gammon) SkilHngs. 

200 i Charlotte. 

201 ii Katherine. 

202 iii James Madison. 

(94) Zebulon and Sarah (Dunn) Skillings. 

203 i Mary Ann, m. Hezekiah Skillings. 

204 ii Samuel, m. ; removed to Lynn. 

205 iii Caroline, m. Gibeon Skillings (181). 

206 iv Eliza Jane, d. young. 

207 v Emily Jane, m. Meserve, of Dover, N. H. 

208 vi Charles T., m. Hester Moulton, Nov. 4, 1851. 

209 vii Hiram B., m. Frances Prescott. 

210 viii Harrison Otis, m. Susan Cummings. 
210^ ix Louisa, died young. 

(95) Levi and Mary A. (St. John) SkilHngs. 

211 i Martha Ann, b. Jan. 31, 1829; m. John A. Strout, March 4, 1853. 

212 ii James St. John, b.July 5, 1831 ; m. widow Rhoda P. (Shaw) Emery, May 2, 1869. 

213 iii Lydia Ellen, b. April i, 1837; d. July 17, 1875. 



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(98) Edward and Susanna (Trickey) Skillings, of Hiram. 

214 i 

215 ii 

216 iii Hannah, b. ; m. Samuel Higgins, Nov. 9, 181 5. 

(103) Simeon and Nancy (Adams) Skillings. 

217 i Edward P., b. Apr. 23, 1813; m. ist, Elizabeth J. Cleaves, Apr. 28, 1813 ?; m. 2d, 

Hannah Jane Berry, June 24, 1852. 

218 ii Charles P., b. Aug. 18, 1814; m. ist, Mary Ann Jordan, Oct. 4, 1840; m. 2d, Martha E. 

Dyer. 

219 iii George W., b. Dec. 10, 1815; m. Margaret Pickard, May 12, 1839. 

220 iv Simeon P., b. March 12, 1818; m. Nancy E. Sterling, June i, 1844. 

221 V Robert I. [or F.], b. Oct. 31, 1819; m. Harriet Trefethen, Oct. 13, 1842. 

222 vi Sarah A., b. June 21, 1821 ; m. Smith C. Hadlock, July 14, 1843. 

223 vii Silas B., b. Oct. 23, 1822; d. Apr. 25, 1826. 

224 viii Oliver P., b. May 19, 1824; died unmarried, June 15, 1852. 

225 ix Eliza M.,b. Dec. 25, 1826; m. Stephen L. Hubbard, Nov. 6, 1853. 

226 X Nancy P., b. Feb. 25, 1828; m. Leighton. 

227 xi Silas B., b. Aug. 25, 1829; m. Serena Briggs, Nov. 22, 1855. 

228 xii Mary M., b. July 17, 1831 ; m. James Bain, Mar. 11, 1852. 

(104) Samuel and Sally (Skillings) Skillings. 

229 i Thomas O., b. ; m. Statira Libby, Dec. 21, 1823. 

230 ii Ebenezer, b. ; m. Salome Spencer, Jan. 23, 1843. 

231 iii Stephen, b. . 

(105) William and Sally (Wood) Skillings. 

232 1 Simeon. 

233 ii Mary Jane, m. Charles Moulton. 

234 iii Rhoda A. 

235 iv Elizabeth. 

236 v Edward P. 

237 vi David N., of Boston. 

238 vii Charles H. 

239 viii Ann L. P. 

(106) Allison and Nancy (Paine) Skillings. 

240 i Ann. 

241 ii Charles. 

242 iii Elijah. 

243 iv Sarah. 

244 V Susan. 

245 vi Rebecca. 

246 vii Daniel. 



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(112) John and Elizabeth (Titcomb) Skillings. 

247 i Noyes. 

248 ii Joseph. 

249 iii Emma. 

(114) Simeon and Hannah (Thompson) Skillings. 

250 i Theophilus T., b. Mar. 10, 1826. 

251 ii Simeon B., b. June 4, 1827. 

252 iii Joseph F., b. Mar. 19, 1830. 

253 iv Eh'zabeth, b. . 

254 V Ellen K., b. Feb. 27, 1837. 

(115) Josiah and Sophia (Lunt) Skillings. 

255 i Julia. 

256 ii Israel. 

257 iii Deering. 

258 iv Mary. 

259 V Greeley. 

260-264 vi-x and five others, names not given. 

(116) Edward and Hannah (Kimball) Skillings, of Falmouth. 

265 i Almon. 

266 ii Arexene, m. A. W. Allen. 

267 iii Leonora. 

268 iv Mary T., b. ; m. Lyman A. Batchelder. 

(117) Benjamin and Sarah (Sweat) Skillings. 

269 i Elizabeth. 

270 ii Sumner, m. Emeline Brazier. • 

271 iii Melville. 

272 iv Sarah. 

273 v Abadella. 

(128) Daniel and Mary (Merrill) Skillings. 

274 i Isaac, b. Aug. 29, 1802; m. . 

275 ii Daniel, b. May 25, 1806; m. Margaret 

276 iii Lathrop, b. June 9, 1808; m. Caroline Hamblin, Aug. 8, 1831, 

277 iv Sukey, b. Dec. 6, 1810. 

278 v John Merrill, b. May 25, 1813. 

279 vi Mary Ann, b. May 11, 181 5; m. Elliott Wescott, June 28, 1841. 

(135) Thomas and ( ) Skillings. 

280 i Gershom, b. ; m. Patience (?) ; d. Feb. 19, 1873. 



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281 ii Caleb. 

282 iii Benjamin. 

283 iv Timothy A. 

284 V Esther, m. Rufus Whitney. 

285 vi Mary A., m. William Wescott. 

286 vii Martha, m. Ai Libby. 

287 viii Thomas, d. 

288 ix Harriet, m. Edward Y. Faulkner; d. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. 

(153) Alexander and Hannah M. (Batchelder) Skillings, of 
North Yarmouth. 

289 i Silas, b. . 

290 ii Asenath J., b. . 



(154) Isaac and vSusan B. (Gray) Skillings, of North Yarmouth. 
He died Dec. i, 1870. 

291 i William B., b. ; m. Jane Skillings (299), of North Yarmouth; d. May 2, i88i. 

292 ii Edwin S., b. . 



293 iii Joanna D., b. ; m. Robert Lowe, of Yarmouth. 

294 iv Jane J., b. ; m. Joseph R. Ribbourn, of Yarmouth. 

295 V Sarah A., b. ; m. Dwight P. Mills, of New Britain, Conn. 

296 vi Susan G. , b. ; m. George Barron, of Lowell, Mass. 

297 vii Adelaide G., b. ; m. Edward S. Gooding, of Yarmouth. 

298 viii Elizabeth, b. ; m. Austin, of Windsor, Vt. 

(156) William J. and Tirza (Pratt) Skillings. 

299 i Jane, m. William B. Skillings (291). 

300 ii Daniel, d. young. 

301 iii Frances, d. young. 

302 iv Daniel, m. Sarah Hicks. 

303 V Catherine, unmarried. 

304 vi Abby, m. Daniel Cole. 

(157) Silas and Miriam (Ward) Skillings. She d. Jan. 12, i860. 

305 i Lucy Ward, b. Aug. i6, 1836; d. Nov. 23, 1840. 

306 ii Daniel, b. Aug. 11, 1838; m. Adelaide Gould; d. Jan. 22, 1851. 

307 iii John Johnson, b. Oct. 29, 1840; m. Mary E. Trickey. 

308 iv Hezekiah, b. Apr. 19, 1843; d- Sept. 14, 1847. 

309 V Edwin Augustus, b. June 23, 1846; d. Sept. 11, 1847. 

310 vi Silas Edwin, b. Nov. 12, 1848; m. Eunice Purington. 



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311 vii Augustus Eugene, b. Feb. 8, 1851. 

312 viii Franklin Alexander, b. Aug. 22, 1853; "*• Anna B. Chaplin. 

(162) Randall and Charlotte (Wescott) Skillings, of Cape 
Elizabeth. 

313 i Catherine, m. Johnson Libby; d. before 1881. 

314 ii Samuel, m. Abby Stevens. 

315 iii William W., m. Rosa Marriner. 

316 iv Robert M., m. Frankie Ames. 

317 V Sarah E., unmarried. 

318 vi Lucy T., d. unmarried. 

319 vii Zebulon, d. aged 5. 

320 viii Mary M. H., m. Dallas Folsom, of Deering. 

(163) Dennis M. and Hannah (Libby) Skillings. 

321 i Cyrus, d. young. 

322 ii Sarah Louisa, m. Randolph McKenney. 

323 iii Randall E., m. Lucy T. Jackson. 

(164) Samuel M. and Margaret (Wescott) Skillings. 

324 i Lydia H. 

325 ii Washington W., m. Sarah Hale. 

326 iii Albert W., m. Jennie Jackson. 

327 iv Catherine, m. Theodore Deering. 

(169) Nathan and Eliza ( ) Skillings, of Cape Elizabeth. 

He died Feb. 13, 1879. 

328 i Nathan L., of Matanzas. 

329 ii Mary E., m. Frank R. Peters. 
, 330 iii Frank M. 

(204) Samuel and ( ) Skillings. 

331 i Howard, d. young. 

332 ii Addie. 

333 iii Mary Ann. 

(208) Charles T. and Hester (Moulton) Skillings, 

334 i George E., b. Dec. 22, 1852; m. Carrie Huston, May 14, 1884. 

335 ii Sadie P., b. Apr. 16, 1855; m. Ferdinand Morse, May 27, 1875. 

(217) Edward P. and Elizabeth J. (Cleaves) Skillings. 

336 i Albert C, b. March 7, 1840. 



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337 ii Angelina P., b. Aug. 4, 1842. 

338 iii Melvin, b. Aug. 14, 1845. 

339 iv Ellen E., b. Oct. 11, 1847. 

Edward P. and 2d wife, Hannah J. (Berry) Skillings. 

340 V Amanda M. F., b. 

341 vi George H., b. June 3, 1856. 

342 vii Martha J., b. June 6, 1859. 

343 viii Mehitabel B., b. Dec. 26, 1861. 

(218) Charles P. and Mary A. (Jordan) Skillings. 

344 i Angelia, b. ; d. aet. 7. 

345 ii Charles W., b. June 15, 1843. 

346 iii Franklin, b. Apr. 12, 1845; killed in the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. 

347 iv Warren, b. ; d. aet. 5. 

Charles P. and 2d wife, Martha E. (Dyer) Skillings. 

348 V Warren P., b. May ii, 1859. 

349 vi George F., b. Sept. 25, 1865. 

(219) George W. and Margaret (Pickard) Skillings. 

350 i Georgiana, b. ; d. young. 

351 ii George E., b. Oct. 26, 1841. 

352 iii Georgiana, b. Sept. 12, 1843; "^' > o^ ^' !• 

(220) Simeon P. and Nancy E. C. (Sterling) Skillings. 

353 i Luther E., b. Dec. 18, 1848. 

354 ii Oliver A., b. Sept. 13, 1850; m. Abbie E. ; d. and left one orphan, Abbie E., b. 

Jan. II, 1878. 

355 iii Elizabeth A., b. Nov. 16, 1852. 

356 iv Mary E., b. May 28, 1855. 

357 V Nancy E., b. Aug. 3, 1857. 

358 vi Simeon W., b. Oct. 4, i860. 

359 vii Elmer E.,b. Mar. 26, 1863. 

360 viii Fannie G. W., b. Oct. 27, 1865. 

(221) Robert I. [or P.] and Harriet N. (Trefethen) Skillings. 

361 i Almira J.,b. Feb. 21, 1844; m. John Fisher. 

362 ii Franklin, b. Jan. i, 1846. 

363 iii Simeon A., b. Oct. 28, 1847. 

364 iv Florence, b. Jan. 23, 1850; m. L. McDonald. 

365 v Henry W,, b. ; d. young. 

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366 vi Henry T., b. Sept. 26, 1854. 

367 vii Emily, b. ; d. young. 

368 viii Lincoln, b. Nov. 24, 1862. 

369 ix Valeria D., b. ; died young. 

(223) Silas B. and Serena (Briggs) Skillings. 

370 i Frederick M., b. Dec. 6, 1859. 

371 ii Charles W., b. Mar. 6, 1862. 

372 iii Rose M., b. Mar. 2, 1864. 
yj2> iv Anna C.,b. Aug. 24, 1866. 

(276). Lothrop and Caroline (Hamblin) Skillings. He died 
June 8, 1866. 

374 i Mary M., b. 1831 ; m. William F. Partridge. 

375 ii Francis E., b. 1833. 

376 iii Emily J., b. 1838. 

377 iv Caroline A., b. 1845; J^- George F. P. Tukey. 

378 V Daniel, b. 1847. 

379 vi Frederick W., b. 1857. 

NINTH GENERATION. 

(291) William B. and Jane (Skillings) Skillings, of North Yar- 
mouth. He died May 2, 1881. 

380 i Ada A., m. Titcomb. 

381 ii George F. S. 

382 iii Jennie V. 

383 iv William A., m. Harriet E. Seabury, Apr. 15, 1873. 

384 V Lizzie H., m. Hall, of Lowell, Mass. 

(306) Daniel and Adelaide (Gould) Skillings. 

385 i William Gould, b. ; d. aged 4. 

(307) John J. and Mary E. (Trickey) Skillings. 

386 i John Trickey. 

387 ii George Johnson. 

(310) Silas E. and Eunice (Purington) Skillings. 

388 i Lucy Mary. 

389 ii Augustus Wesley. 

390 iii Eva Maria. 



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(312) Franklin A. and Anna B. (Chaplin) Skillings. 

391 i Harry Alonzo, b. Nov. 4, 1881. 

(314) Samuel and Abby (Stevens) Skillings. 

392 i (a girl), d. young. 

393 ii Josephine. 

394 iii Julia. 

395 iv Daisy. 

396 V Ruby. 

(315) William W. and Rosa (Marriner) Skillings. 

397 i Frederick, d. young. 

398 ii Edward, d. young. 

(323) Randall E. and Lucy T. (Jackson) Skillings. 

399 i Leonard. 

400 ii Eugene. 

401 iii Alice. 

(325) Washington W. and Sarah (Hale) Skillings. 

402 i Samuel M. 

403 ii Dexter, d. young. 

404 iii Henry. 

405 iv Maggie. 

406 V Lena. 

407 vi Annie. 

(326) Albert W. and Jennie (Jackson) Skillings. 

408 i Maud. 

409 ii (a boy). 

ADDENDA. 

In addition to the above, the Titus Skillings whose intentions of marriage are recorded, Apr, 30, 
1812, with Anna Farrish, and June 19, 1825, with Dorcas Mingles, is given as "colored," on the 
record of his death, Feb. 25, 1842, and he is thus shown to have been the negro slave of Capt. 
Samuel, of Long Creek. 

Sufficient evidence to correctly place the following, is at present lacking. They are here given as 
before promised. 

Thomas, who died before 1873, by wife (?) left heirs : Abby F., and Sarah. Was he (135) ? 

Daniel, of North Yarmouth, who died July 6, 1873, ^^^^ heirs : Adda A., Fannie E., and George 
P., all under age. 



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Daniel, of Portland, whose estate was divided Oct. 21, 1858, left a widow Margaret, and heirs 
Susan, Sarah A., called Angela's child under guardianship of her father, Daniel G. Reed, John M. 
and Lothrop. He was probably {275) and his heirs his surviving brothers and sisters. 

Samuel, of Cumberland, who died Jan. 8, 1879, by wife (?) left heirs: Emily F., Harriet E., 

and Pamelia M. 

Edward, of Portland, who died May, 1853; by wife Elizabeth R. Hayes, m. May 25, 1843, ^^f* ^^ ^ 
only heir, Charles Edward. 

Rebecca M., of Falmouth, who died July 8, 1879, left heirs: Silas O. [C. ?], Joseph V., Edward, 
Salome Paine, brothers and sister, and mentions in her will her sister-in-law, Maria A. (Whittier), 
Skillings [wife of Silas C], niece Susie A. (b. Mar. 9, 1871), nephew Fred W. (b. Dec. 24, 1876), 
niece Mrs. Caroline Hewitt, of Sebec. 

Nehemiah, m. Sarah Johnson, of Cape Elizabeth, Nov. 26, 1788. 

Sarah, m. William Wescott, of Cape Elizabeth, Feb., 1782. 

Joseph T., m. Esther Davis, May 20, 1838. 

John, m. Rhoda Cummings, of Cape Elizabeth, Feb. 15, 1787. 

Molly, m. John Robinson, Sept. 22, 1776. 

Hannah, m. John Green, Nov. 30, 1786. 

Emily, m. Jacob D. Chase, Sept. 4, 1828. 

Emily C, m. James Harris, Dec. 18, 1853. 

Mrs. Eunice, m. Edward H. Pike, Aug. 17, 1845. 

Mary E., m. Jonas Davis, May 28, 1826. 

Nathaniel, m. Deborah Roberts, of Cape Elizabeth, Apr. 28, 1796. 

Abigail, m. Samuel Crockett, Apr. 14, 1791. 

Delilah, m. Thomas Irish, of Gorham. 

Alvan, m. Lucy Libby, Oct. ist, 1829. 

Sarah, m. Benj. H. Henderson, of Anson. 

Thomas, m. Eliza A. Libby, Feb. 15, 1822. 

Mrs. Rebecca, of Saco, ra. Edmund Webber, 



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EARLY SETTLERS OF WELD. 



BY E. J. FOSTER. 



[Continued from page 99] 

At a meeting of the settlers on Apr. 6, 1812, they voted to estab- 
lish a road running from Holeman's Mills eastward, to James Mas- 
terman's, four and three-fourths miles ; a road from Keyes' Mill, by 
Jacob Coburn's and James Houghton's to the house of Wm. Bow- 
ley; a road from a point near Abel Holt's to Holeman's Mills; also 
a road from a point near Stephen Webster's to Keyes' Mill, thence 
to Abel Russell's house. Prior to this time no roads had been pro- 
vided by the settlement, except paths leading across lots, and 
marked by spotted trees. The settlers at this meeting also voted 
that Jere Foster, Amaziah Reed, Stephen Webster, John Storer, 
Caleb Holt and David Carleton, be a committee to procure from the 
state sixty-four guns and bayonets. 

On Feb. 2, 181 3, a meeting of all qualified *" voters in the settle- 
ment was called, at the house of David Wheeler, to elect officers 
for the ensuing year, and to transact any other business which 
might come before them. Freeman Ellis was chosen moderator ; 
John Storer clerk ; Freeman Ellis, Elisha Holman, and Seth Ela, 
assessors; David Carleton collector, for seven cents on a dollar; 
Abel Fisk treasurer; Eben Hutchinson, Philip Judkins, Elisha Hol- 
man, Jere Foster, Joseph Storer, James Masterman, Daniel Storer, 
and James Hutchinson, highway surveyors; Caleb Holt, Freeman 
Ellis, Abel Russell, Joseph Russell, and Abel Fisk, school committee. 

Seventy-five dollars were raised to defray the contingent expenses 
of the plantation for the year ; two hundred dollars were appropri- 

* The qualification consisted of an income of two pounds annually, or a property of forty pounds. 



182 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

ated for roads, and seventy-five for schools ; a road was established 
to run from Holeman's Mills to the gate between Jotham Button's 
and Nehemiah Storer's. 

No new settlers came to the plantation this year, probably on 
account of the war just begun with England. Joel and Jonas Ire- 
land, David Barrett, Bartholomew Reed, Elijah Stearns, John 
Davis, Hezekiah and Silas McLaughlin, enlisted in the army, and 
served during the war ; all returned except Hezekiah McLaughlin, 
who was killed at Sacketts Harbor. 

In June there came what was called the htdimt scare, a rumor 
circulated through this and adjoining settlements, that Indians were 
coming to destroy the frontier towns ; two forts were immediately 
erected, one, a log building on the farm of Jotham Dutton, of which 
no record is left ; the other, on the farm of Stephen Webster, was 
constructed in two stories ; the first of rocks twenty-eight by fifty- 
six feet, and twelve feet high, the walls four feet thick ; the upper 
story was of logs hewn fourteen inches square, and was thirty-two 
by sixty-two feet, and seven feet high. All went into these forts 
except Eben Hutchinson and his family. They remained in the 
forts about six weeks, the men meanwhile going out in squads to 
work on their farms. At the end of this time, as no Indians had 
been seen in the vicinity, the settlers returned to their respective 
homes. The farmers, however, considered these prosperous times, 
as their products brought them good prices ; flour sold in Portland 
for six to eight dollars per one hundred pounds, and other prod- 
ucts in proportion. 

Births in 1813: Jan. i, Gardner, son of Joseph Storer jr.; Mar. 
3, Hannah, daughter of Philip Judkins; March 23, Dorcas, daugh- 
ter of Stephen Holt; August 13, Grace, daughter of Abel Holt; 
Oct. 5, Harvey, son of Elisha Holman ; Oct. 11, Mary Ann, daugh- 



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ter of Abel Russell ; Nov. 9, David, son of David McLaughlin ; 
Nov. 19, Betsy, daughter of Ephraim Russell; Nov. 25, James D., 
son of James R. Kittredge. 

The year 18 14 found the settlement still prospering, the war hav- 
ing made a ready market for farm products, and the laborer received 
good prices for all he could raise. 

Robert Potter, from Wilton, was the only settler who came to 
the plantation this year, and he remained in town until 1825. when 
he moved to Carthage, where he died about 1870. 

Marriages are recorded in the township for the first time this 
year(i8i4). Feb. 28, Lowell Mitchel, of Chesterville, and Lois 
Storer;"^ March 20, Ira Parlin, of Sumner, and Hannah Houghton; 
March 27, Lemuel Jackson and Mercy White; May 22, John Reed 
and Mercy Bumpus ; Sept. 22, Ansel Staples, of Bethel, and Debo- 
rah Reed; Oct. 6, Eben Newman and Judith Dowse; Oct. 12, 
Samuel White jr., and Lydia Whitney. 

Births are recorded for 18 14 as follows: March 20, Joseph N., 
son of Marmaduke Masterman ; May 30, Reuben, son of Ephraim 
Russell; July 5, Benj. W., son of Benj. Masterman; July 19, Caro- 
line, daughter of Stephen Webster; Nov. 12, Rosalind, daughter of 
Jacob Ela. 

A meeting was held at the house of Jere Foster on March 7, 
1 8 14, for the transaction of the annual business of the plantation ; 
few changes were made from last year in the election of officers. 
David Carleton was made collector, and is to receive four and one- 
half cents on a dollar for his services ; four hundred dollars were 
appropriated for roads, one hundred for schools, and seventy-five for 
other expenses of the plantation. 

Two bridges were constructed this year, one near Wm. Bowley's, 

* The parties are of Weld when no other town is mentioned. 



184 Elaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

and the other at Holeman's Mills ; these were the first erected in 
the town. 

A road leading from James Masterman's to a point near Abel 
Russell's, and another leading from Temple line, near Mount Blue, 
thence to the foot of Gammon Hill, thence by Nathan Holt's and 
Ephraim Russell's to Keyes' Mill. 

According to the tax list for 1814, a finished house of three 
rooms was to be valued at $225.00, and a finished barn, forty feet 
square, at $50.00, but there were no buildings in the plantation at 
this time which reached this standard ; the nearest approximate 
were 

Jacob Abbott's house and barn at $140.75 

Jacob Coburn's house at 33-75 

Jere Foster's house and barn at 142.50 

Caleb Holt's house and 3 barns at 321.25 

Eliphalet Lane's house at 37-50 

Stephen Webster's house and barn at ■ 112.50 

Abel Holt's house at 60.00 

Jotham Button's 2 barns at 37*50 

Simon Keyes' Mill at ' . 40.00 

Improved land was rated per acre at 2.25 

Unimproved land was rated per acre at .75 

Best horses were rated each at 25.00 

Best oxen per pair were rated at 30.00 

Best cows were rated each at 12.00 

Andrew Jackson was taxed for $200.00 at interest. A meeting 
was held at the house of Jere Foster March 6, 18 15, for choice of 
officers, and to transact other business of the settlement ; two 
names only appear among the officers which were not mentioned 
last year : these were Nicholas Berry and Simon Keyes, who were 
made school agents. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 185 



\ Fifty dollars were appropriated this year for contingent expenses 
cf the plantation, four hundred for roads, and one hundred for 
sc\iools. A road was located and accepted, to run from Samuel 
Phelps, by Joseph Storer jr., to Isaac Storer's. 

On May 9 the settlers again met, and voted to receive Dr. La- 
Fayette Perkins as their physician and surgeon, provided he make 
a permanent home with them ; also voted to clear for him ten acres 
of land each year, for three years ; voted to continue all gates and 
bars across roads for one year. It was voted also at this meeting 
to petition the General Court for an act of incorporation for the 
settlement ; accordingly a petition was drawn in the usual form, 
and taken to Boston by a committee, who presented it to the 
Hon^^® Senate and House of Representatives assembled, etc., pray- 
ing that the inhabitants of township No. 5, lying between the An- 
droscoggin and Sandy rivers in Oxford County, be incorporated as 
a town by the name of Weld, with privileges, etc., etc. ; the town- 
ship at this time contained more than eighty families. The petition 
was dated and signed. No. 5, June i, 18 15. 

Abel Holt, 1 

Stephen B. Webster, V Com*K 
Freeman Ellis, J 

John Storer, Clerk. 

Marriages recorded for 181 5: Jan. 22, Robert Potter and Nancy 
Newman; Jan. 22, Ephraim Houghton and Sarah Masterman ; all 
of the plantation. 

Births recorded: Feb. 11, Sally, daughter of Eben Newman; 
March 3, Gratus, son of Elijah Stearns; March 10, Abel, son of 
Abel Holt; April 7, Aaron, son of Joseph Storer jr.; June 12, 
Sarah, daughter of Ephraim Houghton; Aug. 16, Nancy, daughter 



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of Lemuel Jackson jr.; Aug. 31, Sophronia, daughter of Elisha 
Holman; Sept. 21, Stephen, son of Stephen Holt. 

The new arrivals for 181 5 to the plantation were, Charles and 
Jeriah Bass from Wilton, N. H. ; Samuel Robinson and his son 
George from Turner, Me. ; Smith Freeman from Lisbon ; Noah 
Staples from Bethel ; Thomas Russell from Temple ; Dr. LaFay- 
ETTE Perkins from Farmington ; and those who were in the army- 
had returned. 

Job Barrett moved from this town to Mexico, Me. Jonathan 
Pratt jr., Daniel Masterman, David Reed, Jesse White, and Zadok 
Russell, young men of the plantation, commenced to clear farms 
for themselves. 

[To be continued.] 



LETTER OF HON. SAM^ ADAMS TO SAM^ 

FREEMAN, ESQ^ 1777. 



From the original in possession of Wm. Freeman, Esq., of Cherryfield, by whose 
kind permission it is now for the first time published. 

Philad^ Aug. 2^ 1777. 
My dear Sir: 

I have had the Pleasure of receiving several letters from you, and 
I thank you for the Intelligence therein communicated to me. I 
beg you to continue your favors, although it may not be in my 
Power to balance the Account. 

Our Affairs are now in a very critical Situation. There is strong 
Reason however to promise ourselves a favorable Issue. Men of vir- 
tue throughout Europe heartily wish well for our Cause. They look 
upon it as indeed it is the Cause of mankind. Liberty seems to be 



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Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 187 

driven from every other Part of the Globe. The Prospect of our 
affording for its Friends an Asylum in this new World, giving 
them universal joy. France & Spain are in Reality, though not 
yet openly yielding us Aid. Nevertheless, it is my opinion that it 
would be more for the future Safety, as well as the Honor of the 
united States of America if they could establish their Liberty and 
Independance, with as little foreign Aid as possible. If we can 
struggle thro, our Difficulties alone and establish ourselves, we shall 
value our Liberties as dearly bought, the more, and be less obliged 
and consequently the more independant on others. Much depends 
on the Efforts of this year. Let us therefore lay aside the consid- 
eration of every Subject which may tend to a Disunion. The Rea- 
sons of the late Conduct of our General officers at Tycondaroga 
must endure a strict Scrutiny. Congress have orderd an Inquiry, 
and for this Purpose Gen^ Schuyler & St. Clair are orderd to Head 
Quarters. Gates immediately takes the Command of the Northern 
Army. 

He gains the Esteem of the Soldiers ; and his Success in restor- 
ing the Army there the last year, from a state of Confusion & Sick- 
ness to Health and good order affords a flatering Prospect. In my 
opinion he is an honest and able officer. Bad as our Affairs in that 
Quarter appear to be, they are not ruinous. Reinforcements of 
regular Troops are already gone, & I hope the brave N. England 
melitia will joyn in sufficient Numbers to damp the Spirits of Bur- 
goyn. One grand Effort now may put an end to the Conflict. I am 

Your affectionate Friend 

Samuel Adams. 
To Samuel Freeman, 

Postmaster at Falmouth, Me. 



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LETTER OF GEN. HENRY KNOX TO SAM^ 

FREEMAN, ESQ^ 1802. 



From the original kindly loaned for publication by Wm. Freeman, Esq., of Cherryfield. 

Thomaston, 30 July, 1802. 
Dear Sir: 

I know not whether the following statement of the tardiness of 
the post be within your power to remedy but if it should be I flat- 
ter myself with the exercise of your kind offices. 

The post which leaves Boston on Monday morning arrives at 
Wiscasset on Wednesday evening, and we do not receive letters or 
papers until 8 days after, that is on Thursday of the week ensuing. 

It is time that the post which leaves Boston on Friday morning, 
arrives here on the following Thursday, which is the most rapid 
Post we have. 

If it could be that the Post which leaves Boston on Mondays 

could continue on, it would remedy the evil. Be so good as to en- 

devor to find time to let us know whether we must be content with 

our fate. 

I am Dear Sir 

respectfully your humble 

Servant H. Knox. 
Samuel Freeman Esq. 

Post Master, Portland, Me. 



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189 



CONANT. 



Extracts from the Registers of All Saints Church, East Budleigh, Devon, England. 

MARRIAGES. 

1558, Nov. 26, William Conante. 

1578, Feb. 4, Richard Conante. 

1607, Oct. 14, Robert Conant & Elizabeth Morris. 

1609, Sep. 18, Richard Conant & Jane Slade. 

161 5, Jan. 16, Edmond Coombe & Anne Connant. 

1 68 1, July 7, John Mercer Gent. & Mary Conant. 

1698, Aug. 4, George Cross & Joanna Conant, both of this Parish. 

1806, Aug. 7, Robert Conant & Mary Hill Litton,both of this Parish. 

BAPTISMS. 

1 561, March 2, Christine Conante. 
1564, Jan. 28, Johane Conante. 
1 5 79' ]^^' 20, Johane Conante. 
1 58 1, Feb. 21, Richard Conannt. 

1587, Apr. 30, Thomas Conante. 

1588, June 13, Christopher Conante, 
1592, Apr. 9, Roger Conant, 

1 65 1, Nov. 30, Martha, daughter of Richard Conant. 

161 7, Jan. 20, Mary, daughter of Richard Conant. 

1 62 1, Feb. 10, Richard, son of Richard Conant. 

1624, March 30, Sara, daughter of Richard Conant. 
1660, May 7, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Conant. 
1663, Jan. 6, Richard, son of Richard Conant. 
1668, Sept. 5, Mary, daughter of Richard Conant. 

BURIALS. 

1596, March 30, John Conant. 

1625, Sept. 3, Richard Counant. 



came to 
America. 



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1630, Sept. 22, Richard Conant Gent. & Agnes his wiffe. 

1644, May 15, Martha Counant. 

1677, Feb. 14, Mary, wife of Richard Conant, Vic. 

1688, Dec. 6, M"" Richard Conant, Vicar of this Parish. 

1699, July 2, Henry Counant. 

1740, Apr. 6, Mary Conant. 

The Church, from the records of which these extracts are made, 
was that of the Raleigh family. Sir Walter was born in this Parish, 
and his father was Church-warden in 1561 ; upon the family pew is 
carved the Raleigh Arms, and below, the date 1537. 

This church was consecrated by Bishop Lacy about 1430. De- 
scendants of above mentioned Conants are still in the parish, though 
the name is changed to Connett 

Frederick Odell Conant. 



CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS AT STROUDWATER. 



CONTRIBUTED BY ISAAC COBB. 



Here lies interred 

the mortal part of 

the Revd THOMAS BROWNE, 

who expired in hope of 

a glorious immortality, 

on the 18*^ day of October, 1797 ; 

in the 64*.^ Year of his Age. 

And they that be wise shall shine 
as the brightness of the firmament ; 
And they that turn many to 
righteousness, as the stars forever and ever. 



SACRED 

to the memory of 

Lydia 

late wife of the Rev. T. Browne, 

WHO 
died at Falmo. Oct. 13, 1805 : 

AGED 

LXIX. 



i( 



But wisdom is the gray hair to man, & 
an unspoted life is old age." 



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191 



Here lyes Buried 

the Body of 

Charles Frost, Esq ; 

Who Departed this Life, 

Jan^y 4*^ A. D., 1756, in 

y^ 46*^ Year of His Age. 



IN 

memory of 

Mrs. Joanna Frost 

Relict of the late 

Charles Frost Esq. 

of Falmouth, who died 

Jan. y? ;*> 1796; 

Aged 80 years. 



Mr. William Frost, 
Died Jan': 23*? 

Aged 43 years. 



Sacred 
to the Memory of 
Mr. Isaac Lobdell, 
formerly of Ply mp ton, 

County of Plymouth, 

who died Jan. 26, 1802, 

^t87. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Charity, widow of 

Mr. Benj. Thomes, 

died 

May 14, 1823, 
^t. 72. 



M? 

Benjamin Thomes, 

died Nov. 22, 

1809 : 

MX., 45. 

** Beneath this stone lies here interr'd 
An upright man, who seldom err'd. 
He rests in peace, & with the just, 
Shall rise in glory from the dust." 



Here lie the remains of 

ANDREW TITCOMB, 

who died 

Nov. 19, 1818 : 

aged 6^ years. 



M 



Here lies the Remains 

of Mrs MARY TITCOMB, 

Wife of 

ANDREW TITCOMB, 

departed this life 

Auguft 30*.^ 1796 

In the 37*> Year 

of her Age. 



In memory of 
Rebecca Titcomb 

2^ wife of 

Andrew Titcomb 

who died 

May 5, 1808 : 

Aged 58 years. 

" The' the pale corpse is in the grave confin'd 
She leaves a pattern for her sex behind; 
The sun of virtue never can decay ; 
It shines in time, and gives eternal day." 



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In memory of 

Mr. David Trickey, 
who died 

Sept. 5, 1814 : 

^t. 73. 

"My body's here convey'd to stay, 
Waiting the long expected day : 
"When Christ shall wake me from this sleep, 
To rest in heaven where none shall weep." 



In memory of 

Mrs. Mary Trickey, 

wife of M^ David Trickey, 

who died Aug. 7, 1799, 

■^t. 54. 

" Beyond this world we hope to gain 
Happiness, unalloy'd with pain." 



In memory of 

Mr. William Trickey, 

died yuly 8, 1825. 

^t. 38. 



In memory of 

Hon. Archelaus Lewis, 

who died 

Jan. 2, 1834, 

Mt. 81 



Here lies 

the remains of 

M^^ Rebechah Lewis, 

wife of Major Archelaus 

Lewis, who departed this 

life Dec^. 17*^ 1788: 

in the 36*^ year 

of her age. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Elizabeth, 

wife of 

Hon. Archelaus Lewis, 

who died Sept. 13, 1804, 

Mt. 37. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Frances, 

wife of 

Hon. Archelaus Lewis, 

who died Nov. 5, 1815, 

^t. 41. 

Also her infant son. 



In memory of 

ASA FICKETT, 

who died 
Sept. 6, 1835, 

yEf. 66. 

Blessed are the dead which die in the 
Lord, henceforth ; yea, saith the Spirit, 
that they may rest from their labours, 
and their works do follow them. 



Here lies the Remains 

of Cap*. Jesse Patridge, 

who departed this Life 

Dec. 21^*, 1795, 

Aged 53. 



In memory of 

Capt. Daniel Dole, 

who died 

March 30, 1803 : 

in the 86th year 

of his age. 



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Here lies 

the Body of 

Mrs. Sarah Dole, 

wife of 
Mr. Daniel Dole, 

who departed this life 

July nth, 1784, 

in the 6ist year 

of her Age. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Dorcas, 

wife of 

Mr. Asa Fickett^ 

died Dec. 11, 18 19 : 

^t. 55. 

She stretched out her hand to the poor; 
Yea, she reached forth her hands to the needy. 
A tender mother, and a virtuous wife, 
Through all the various scenes of life. 



In 

memory of 

Cap\ Silas Hamilton^ 

formerly of Berwick^ 

died 

June 2, 1821, 

^t. 46. 



ADAM SLOAN, 

A native of Scotland, 

died 

Nov. 8, 1824, 

MX.. 76. 

The memory of the just is blessed. 



In memory 

of 

Capt. John Quinby, 

who died 

Sept. 27, 1806 : 

MX. 48. 
*' That life is long which answers life's great 



end." 



In memory of 
M? EUNICE QUINBY, 

the amiable Wife 

of M': JOHN QUINBY, 

died 12*.^^ December, 1790, 

in the 29'^ Year of her Age. 

Also their infant son. 

13 



Sacred 

to the memory of 

James Means, Esq., 

who died 

Oct. 15, 1832, 

MX. 79. 

He was an officer of the Revolution. 



Sacred 

to the memory of 

Mary, 

wife of 

yames Means Esq 

who died 

Nov. 28, 1831, 

^t. 77. 



CALEB BARTLETT 

died Aug. 13, 1820 
MX, 63. 



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To 

the memory of 

George Tate, 

who departed this life 

in the year 1794, 

aged 90 years and 

nine months. 

To 

The memory of 

Mary Tate, 

wife of the above George Tate, 

who departed this life 

in the year 1770, 

Aged 60. 



In Memory of 

M^s Eleanor Tate, 

wife of yi\ William Tate, 

who Departed this Life 

Nov^ 20*^1 1784 

aged 38 years. 

Also of Samuel late son of 

the above Eleanor and 

Wm. Tate, 
who died nov. 22^ 1776 
aged 3 years & 8 months. 



Here lies the body of M^« 

Elizabeth Tate, 
wife of Cap* Samuel Tate, 
who died July 26, 1769 
aged 29 years. 



In memory of 
MARTHA TATE, 

widow of 

Capt. Robert Tate, 

who died 

April 3^ 1822, 

JEt. 71, 

Capt. ROBERT TATE, 

died at Berhice^ 

June 24^ 1804^ 

^t. S3' 



GEORGE TATE, 

Died 

Oct. 31, 1847, 

^t. 75. 



In 
memory of 
Mr. Jeremiah 

RiGGS, 

who died Dec. 

1800, 

^t. 70. 

Tho' the body sinks, the spirit soars. 



In memory of 

Anna, 

wife of 

jferemiah Riggs, 

who died 
June 17, 1821, 
Mi. 87. 



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In memory of 
Daniel Maxfield, 
who died 
Feb. 27, 1812, 

Mt. 42. 



In memory of 

Lydia, 

widow of 

DANIEL MAXFIELD, 

DIED 

Sept. 24, 1861, 
Aged 8^ yrs^ 5 mos, 
&* g dys. 



In memory of 

Mr. Robert Slemons, 

died 

Aprl. 2, 1823^ 

. ^t. 76. 



SARAH, 

wife of 

Robert Slemofts, 

DIED 

Jan. 15, 1848, 

^t. 81. 



In 

* 

memory of 

Cap* Thomas 

Fitzgerald, 

who died Sept. 11, 

1803, 



Wm. M'^Mahon, 

died Dec. 31, 

1803; 

yEt 66. 
Well done thou good & faithful servant. 



Randall Johnson, 

Died 

May 26, 1848, 

Aged 81 years. 



Sacred 
to the memory 

of 

Mr. Thaddeus Broad, 

died yime 9, 1824, 

MX 79. 



In memory of 

Mrs. LUCY, 

widow of 

Thaddeus Broad^ 

who died yan, 9, 1837, 

Mt. 84. 



WILLIAM BROAD, 
DIED 

Aug. 6, 1849, 
M. 77 yrs. 



JOSEPH BROAD 
DIED 
Dec. I, 1854 
^t. 72. 



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EUNICE BROAD, 
DIED 

Sept. lo, 1856, 

^t. 77. 



THOMAS BROAD, 
DIED 

Oct. 17, 1865, 
Aged 74 yrs. 



ALMIRA BROAD, 
DIED 

Sept. 10, 1867, 
JEt. 70. 



SILAS BROAD 
DIED 

March 19, 1873, 
Aged 78. 



In memory of 

Mrs. Abigail, 

wife of 

Mr. Jos. Chamberlain, 

died Feb. 21, 

1816, 

JEl. 36. 



In Memory of 

jfames Adams, son of 

Capt. Ebenezer Adams 

& M^^ Lydia Adams, who 

died Feb. i, 1798 : aged 20 

years, 5 months & 21 days. 



JOHN JONES, 

Died 

Aug. 22, 1837, 

Aged 80. 



In memory of 
Mrs Lucy, consort of 
John Jones, Esq. 
died Oct. 23, 1827, 
^Et. 60. 



Abigail Barker, 

J?* wife of 

Doct. Jeremiah Barker, 

died yune 29, 1790 : 

M,\.. 40. 



Susanna Barker, 

2" wife of 

Doct. Jeremiah Barker^ 

died jfwte 3, 1794: 

MX. 25. 



Eunice Barker, 

j^ wife of 

Doct. Jeremiah Barker, 

died Nov. 10, 1799 : 

.^t. 29. 



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197 



T^is stone is erected 

to the memory of 

Mr. Thomas Scolley, 

who died jfune 28^ iSjy^ 

yEt. 34. 

Pause and reflect, for one reposes here, 

Who, in the flush of health, thought death not 

near. 
But God had seen, with his omnicient eye, 
And knew that it was best that he should die. 



MARTIN HAWES, 
DIED 

July 13, 1855, 
^t. 47. 



MARY JANE HAWES, 
WIFE OF 

Martin Hawes^ 

DIED 

Dec. 13, 1883, 

^t. 71 yrs. & 9 mos. 



GLEANINGS FROM COUNTY FILES. 



W. M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



Richard King of Kittery, George King of Portsmouth, Thomas 
Knight and Susannah his wife in her right, Peter Staples and Joan- 
nah his wife in her right ^80, and John Lydston 20 acres (by 
bounds) as laid out to Daniel King by town grant of Kittery 24 
May, 1699; excepting thereout 12 poles wide by 60 poles in length 
on the N. W. side which is the proper right and estate of Stephen 
Field and Mary his wife. (All of Kittery except George King.) 

Oct. 31, 1730. (York Records 16-86.) 

Richard King and Hannah his wife of Kittery, to Benj. Stone 
of York, all rights to real estate of our Honored father Abraham 
Preble Esq., late of York, as the same is allotted out to our moth- 
er-in-law Mary Nowel, viz.: — 1-3 as by deed of Mary Preble now 
Mary Nowell and Edw. Preble, &c. &c. 

Jan. 9, 1733-4. (Y. R. 16-119.) 

The recitals in this deed show another marriage of a daughter of Abraham Preble, for some rea- 
son not included in the " Preble Genealogy," and also her connection with the King family. She is 
numbered 2 on p. 28 in the " Preble Family in America." They also enable us to correct an error, 
probably typographical, on p. 16, of above work, where Mary Preble's 2d husband's name is printed 
Howell instead of Nowell. 



198 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Richard King to his son George King, both of Kittery. 

Dec. lo, 1 718. (Y. R. 12-19.) 

Richard King, administrator of the estate of Gabriel Tetherly to 
his son Richard King junior, 16 acres, part of said Tetherly 's estate. 
Jan. 24, 1714. (Y.R. 9-195.) 

Sarah King, dau. of W"^ King, to her brother Samuel King. 

1696. (Y.R. 4-89.) 

Samuel King to Isaac Goodrich. (y. r. 4-88.) 

Daniel King to Gabriel Tetherly. (y. r. 4-120.) 

Roger Thomas, aged 48 years or thereabout in his Deposition, 
doth hereby Testify and say that he, this Deponant, Being in Com- 
pany with Mr. John Woodman and Richard King about fifteen 
months since att which Time there happened some Discours Be- 
tween Mr. Woodman and Richard King about a som of money that 
King had formerly Borroughed of s^ Woodman, and he the s^ 
Woodman Did then Demand the Debt or money of s"^ King, and 
said to the s^ King that he had Played the Knave with him in that 
He Did nott pay him againe, and had many Angery words about 
it, the s^ Richard King Replyed that the money that he the s^ King 
Borroughed of him the s^ Woodman he Did not use it himself for 
his mother Lidden [Lydston?) had it. Sworn in Court Jan. 6, 1701, 

J. Hammond Cler. (York Co. clerk's office.) 

Hugh Moseer. Among the ten persons in Lygonia to whom 
Edward Rigby writes from London July 19, 1652. 

(Y. R. i-ioo) 

Westchastugway. John Cossons Constable, James Lane is ap- 
pointed Sargent. Clarke of y^ Writts, Mr. James Lane. 

1665. (Y.R.) 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 199 

Westquatuckah. We present the people of this place for not 
attending the publique worship of god upon the Lords days nor 
useing meanes to Injoy a publique Minister for y® prformance yrof. 
Ordered that y^ people of Westquatuckua are to meet at Mr. Ryalls 
every Lords day. 

At Saco Nov. 7, 1665. (y. r.) 

Isles of Shoals. In an account filed by John Thompson, Ad- 
ministrator of the estate of Stephen Sargent of the Isles of Shoals, 
occurs this item. 

" Imp. 4 hhde. of mackerel to M'^ ) 007 
will: Cosens and M"" Monke ) 007" 

1649. (Suffolk Probate Files.) 

" James Grant, called the Scotchman," his mark + Sept. 29, 
1662, witness to a deed of land in York. 
"James Grant, the Drummer, as he is called." 

(Y. R. 1,-299-316.) 

Humphrey Merrill, Deposition Mar. 26, 1801, aged Sy, I came 
to Falmouth to live in the year 1738. 

(C. C. p. Merrill vs. Hall et al. 1801.) 

Nathaniel Carle, Deposition, Mar. 26, 1801, aged Sj \ I came 
to live in Falmouth in the year 1734, and the year after, in 1735, 
Mr. Thomas Westbrook and Brigadier Waldo built a saw mill with 
three saws, and a grist mill on the lower falls of Presumpscot, and 
I helped to frame said mills, the same being built on the South 
West side of the River ; and a year or two after they raised another 
mill on the North East side, but it was never finished — and that 
there was a landing place at said mills near the ferry-ways. 

(C. C. p. Merrill vs. Hall et al. 1801.) 



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Abraham Brackett, Deposition, Mar. 26, 1801, aged nearly d*"] \ 
I came to live in the town of Falmouth in the year 1718, being 
then 4 years old ; and when I was free, viz. in the year 1735 — states 
same facts about the mills and landing place as above deponant. 

C. C. p. Merrill vs. Hall et al. 1801.) 

Thomas Brackett, Deposition, 26 Mch. 1801, aged 80; that in 
the year 1735 I lived with Mr. Thomas Westbrook in Falmouth as 
a servant boy, and am knowing to his laying out the mill privilege 
which he purchased of Dominions Jordan, and which was always 
used as a public landing place and privilege for the use of the mills 
built on the lower falls of the Presumpscott River. 

C. C. p. Merrill vs. Hall et al. 1801.) 

Rev. George Burroughs' Heirs. — sons Charles, George and 
Jeremiah : Rebecca Tolman a dau. deceased, late wife of Ebenezer, 
and who had previously m. Fowle, whose children are 

Isaac Fowle, Nathaniel Fowle, Henry Fowle, Rebecca, wife of John Tyleston, Abigail Tolman. 

Hannah Fox, a dau., widow ; Mary, a dau., wife of Joseph Tif- 
fany; Elizabeth Thomas, a dau., deceased, whose children are 

Peter Thomas jr., Elias Thomas, Moses Thomas, Mary, wife of Thomas Newman. 

June 9, 1735. (Y. R. 17,-311-316.) 

25 Apr., 1670. Mr. George Munjoy Plff vs. Aron Felt"^ Deft 
for cutting of the said plaintiffs grass on his medow at Capissicke 
& carrying it away to his Damage to y^ valew of Tenn pounds. — 
Jury find for Plff. jo shillings & costs of Court 2-10-00. 

5 Apr., 1670. Walter Gyndall was secured under an officers 
hand for refusing to take the oath of fidelity wch oath afterwards 
hee tooke In Court. 

* Thus do we rescue from oblivion another son of our early settler, George Felt, who save for 
this and a casual and dubious reference in the " Book of Eastern Claims," had silently vanished 
away from all record or traditionary sources of information. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 201 

7 July, 1670, John Wallis and Thomas Cassons took the oath of 
fidehty at Wells. 

9 Apr., 1695. Deposition of Jacob & Mary Remick about Alice 
Madville or Maderly and conversation they had with Ann Hanscom 
the mother of said Alice Maderly wherein this Hanscom boasted 
she knew the father & that Mary Remick heard Alice Madderly 
say she had mingled her seed with another nation. 

John Pearce (jurat Marblehead) deposes 15 Aug., 1768, aged 
about 74, that about the year 1722, the Indian war breaking out at 
the Eastward, this Dep. went with a vessel and a number of people 
to the Eastward, and brought from thence his father Richard 
Peirce and family from Muscongus, where they then lived ; that he 
saw there Samuel Annis, who then lived at Round Pond, and Annis 
declined to come with him, and Dep. left him there. Dep. knew 
Hezekiah Eggleston, now of Bristol, that he is the reputed son of 
Hezekiah Eggleston, late of Marblehead, by Sarah his wife ; that 
said Sarah was the reputed daughter of Samuel Martin, late of Mar- 
blehead deceased, by Elizabeth his wife ; that the s^ Elizabeth was 
the only reputed sister of Francis Fullford, late of Marblehead ; 
that s^ Elizabeth and Francis were the only reputed children of 
Richard Fullford, formerly of Round Pond, by his wife Elizabeth ; 
that the s^ Elizabeth was the only daughter of Richard Peirce, for- 
merly of Muscongus, who was this Deponent's reputed grandfather. 

Bailey vs. Bodkin, 1770. (Cumberland Records 1-35.) 

Jeremiah Smith (jurat Boston) aged 62 years, deposes 23 Aug., 
1768, that about the year 1730 this Dep. was sent from Boston to 
settle on some land at Muscongus under Messrs. Johonnot, Sigour- 
ney, Lewis, Rounds and others, who had purchased of Richard 
Peirce ; that Dep. removed his family to Round Pond, and some 



202 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

time after one James Bailey came there whom Dep. took into his 
house, it being the only one then at Round Pond, which he built 
on the foundation of a house which appeared to have been de- 
stroyed some years before; that this land, then, had been settled by 
some persons long before this Dep. saw that country, as appeared 
by the ruins of sundry houses and one old apple-tree that was then 
there. 

Bailey vs. Bodkin 1770. (Cumberland Records 1-35.) 

Mary Cowell (jurat Boston), aged 64 years, deposes 19 Aug., 
1 768, that about 50 years ago she lived at Muscongus about 7 or 8 
years, and knew Samuel Annis and his wife, who then lived at 
Round Pond on a farm where the people there informed this Dep. 
old Richard Fullford formerly lived, and knew their circumstances 
and affairs ; that said Annis was sent and settled on s^ farm by 
Samuel Martin ; that the land thereabouts belonged to s"^ Fullford's 
children, and that one of s"^ children was wife of s"^ Martin ; that in 
the summer season this Dep. with William Hilton, Richard Pierce, 
Samuel Annis, and their families, used to go over to Monhegan 
Island for fear of the Indians, and return back again in the fall ; 
that s^ Samuel Martin used to make fish likewise on Monhegan 
Island on account of the Indians ; that the lands at Round Pond 
and Muscongus were said to belong to the families of Fullford and 
Pierce, and no other person ever claimed any of these lands at that 
time ; that at that time there were a number of cleared farms at 
Round Pond and New Harbour, where old settlers had lived. 

Bailey vs. Bodkin 1770. (Cumberland Records 1-35.) 



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203 



A LIST OF CAPTAIN JOHN HILL'S COMPANY 
IN BERWICK, TAKEN THIS 22^ DAY OF 
OCTOBER ANNOYN DOMINI 1740, AND 
TRAINED THE DAY AFORESAID. 



COMMUNICATED BY N. J. HERRICK, ESQ. 



Jno. Thomson 
Benja. Lord 
Jonath" Stone Ju'' 
Jn*' Faull 
Andrew Walker 
William Frost 
Thomas Holmes Ju"^ 
Miles Goodwin 
Grin die Knight 
Sam' Holmes 
Moses Abbott 
Moses Lord 
Aaron Chick 
Joseph Libbey 
Robert Gray- 
John Tucker 
William Gerrish 
Iseral Hunnell 
Zecheal Wentworth 
Benja. Lord Ju' 
Joseph Allin 
Daniel Libby Jun' 
Benja. Gubtale 
William Holmes 
Moses Hartt 
John Frost Ju"" 
Peter Grant Jun"" 
John Knight 



Paul Stone 
Scinner Stone 
John Walker 
Benja. Goodrige 
John Goodrige 
Edward Clarey 
Joseph Reney 
John Thomson J'" 
Sam' Getchell J^ 
Nathn' Gubtale Ju"" 
William Chadbourn Jun"^ 
AUeme Colley 
Barthemo Thomson 
Hezecaih Jillison 
Moses Spencer Jun' 
Joseph Welch 
Benja. Chadbourn 
Thomas Gubtale Jun' 
Joshua Plaisted 
Richard Gerrish 
Richard Thurley 
Thomas Hobbs 
Benja. Goodwin 
Samu' Gubtale 
Ebene"" Lord ' 
Samu' Grant 
John Seamore 
Tilleo Hegun 



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Peter Morrall 
John Lord Jun' 
Thomas Butler Ju"" 
William Hight 
Jno. Somes 
James Stimson 
Stephen Frost 
Miles Thomson J'^ 
James Plaisted 
Samu^ Lord 
Joseph Woodsum 
John Hamilton 
Solomon Walker 
John Quint 
John Hardison 
Landas Grant 
Daniel Grant Jun'^ 
Alexander Grant Jun'^ 
William Childs 
Boy all Hamilton Jun'" 
William Davis 
Abner Clemons 
Stephen Hardison Jun^ 



Joseph Chadbourn J'" 
Benja. Hodsdon J^ 
Joseph Woodsum J'^ 
Ellis Hart 
Joshua Quint 
John Getchell 
George Brown 
Robert Funness 
John Woodsum 
Jer. Frost 
Nathan Lord Jun'^ 
Charles Libby 
Jonathan Stimson 
Sam^ Stasey 
Benja. Quenby 
John Gubtail 
Sam^ Roe 
Patrick Manan 
Daniel Lebby 
Henry Hobbs 
Thomas Hobbs Jun^ 
John Butler 



Notes on the Skillings Family. May all our faults and omissions ever be as 
well rectified by those who follow us as in " Notes on the Skillings Family," by Dr. 
Lapham, in a former number of the Recorder. These Notes, by the way, were 
published as an inquiry for further information, and did not claim completeness ; 
but as it happened, the doctor struck in a good time, and drew out just the infor- 
mation he and many others wished to know. Mr. Sargent is a good man to strike 
on these subjects. Ed. 



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QUERIES. 



Wise. — I wish to know the maiden name of 
the wife of Rev. Jeremiah Wise, who preached 
in Berwick, Me., forty-nine years, and died 
there Jan. 20th, 1756, at the age of 74; his 
wife's given name was Mary; she was buried at 
South Berwick. 

Win FIELD S. Jameson, 

Port Gamble, Washington Ten 



Lydston.— "Recorder," Vol. i, p. 4, Rich- 
ard'^ (Richard 1) wife Mary, dau. of George 
Lydston of Kittery. Can any reader of this 
query give me information concerning this fam- 
ily, from whence they came to Kittery, etc. .'' 
Frank Lydston, 

12 Ellis St., Lynn, Mass. 



John Pearse, patentee under Pres. & Counc. 
for N. E. June ist, 1621, never came to Amer- 
ica; his son Richard came to Pemaquid or Mus- 
congas, now Bristol, Me., and took oath fidel., 
1674. He married Elizabeth Brown and had 
children: i, Richard; 2, William; 3, Joseph; 
4, Elizabeth, who married Richard Falmouth; 5, 
George; 6, Margaret, who married Nathaniel 
Ward; 7, Francis. Where can further informa- 
tion of this family be obtained? 

Orestes Pierce, 

East Baldwin, Me. 



MiLLiKEN, Jacob, of Scarborough, died Oct. 
13, 1884, aged 100 years, 9 months, and 9 days. 
He retained his reason until the last hour. He 
was the youngest child of Lemuel and Fhebe 
(Lord) Milliken, a grandson of Edward and Abi- 
gail (Norman) Milliken, a great-grandson of 
John and Elizabeth (Alger) Milliken. On his 
mother's side he was a grandson of Abraham 
and Phebe (Herd) Lord. He was born Jan. 
4, 1784, married Sarah Leavitt of Scarborough, 
who died some years ago. They had nine chil- 
dren, six of whom are living. 

H. HiGHT. 



Parker. — I wish to know the first name of 

Parker, ist husband of Mary, daughter 

of Dominicus Jordan, whose 2d husband was 
Ezekiel Gushing. Hon. M. F. King, 

Portland, Me. 



Potter's Journal. — Where can a copy of 
Eld. Potter's Journal, published some years 
ago. and giving some account of Buckfield, Me., 
be obtained or consulted ? 

Albert Cole, 

Buckfield, Me. 



Oakman. — At what date was Samuel Oak- 
man a resident of Kennebunkport ? 

W. H. Smith, 

Portland, Me. 



SusANAH King, widow, aged 77, of Marble- 
head, deposes 1737 that she was born in Scar- 
borough, and lived there near 30 years; knew 
land on Nonesuch; had 5 families settled there 
under Jordan, viz. : Henry Brookins, Rob. Elli- 
ott, John Sampson, one Liscome, and one Gar- 
land (George); they were called tenants to said 
R.Jordan. Oct. Term, 1771 (Proprietors under 
Robert Jordan vs. Samuel Jones, land in Scar- 
borough). Who were the parents and husband 
of above Susanah Kii\g ? 

W. M. Sargent. 



Abbott. Died in Bradford, Illinois, June 10, 
1884, I^ev. Alvin Abbott, aged 71. He was born 
in Paris, Me. His mother died when he was very 
young, and his early life was one of hardship 
and privation. He married in 1831, Miss Lydia 
K. Cushing, with whom he lived over 50 years, 
and who survives him. Three children were 
born to them, only one of whom, the oldest son, 
is now living. Mr. Abbott was ordained at Sut- 
ton, Mass., Oct. 7, 1840, and remained in fellow- 
ship with the Universalists until his death. He 
moved to Illinois in 1856. — Portland Globe. 



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LORD CHIEF JUSTICE SIR JOHN POPHAM, K. B., 

OF LITTLeCOT, WILTSHIRE, ENG. 

OB. 1607. 

PATRON OF THE " POPHAM COLONY" AT SAGADAHOCK. 



MAINE 



Si^tofid^l hr\A. G^eneklo^idkl 



RKCOR^DKR. 



Vol. II. 1885. No. 4. 

THE EARLY SETTLEMENTS IN MAINE, PRIOR TO 1620. 



BY CHARLES EDWARD BANKS, M. D. 



For Sagadahock, I need say nothing of it, 
there hath been heretofore enough said by others, 
and I fear me too much. But the place is good. 

Levett^ Voyage into New England, c. I. [Lojtdon, 1628.) 

It Is a proceeding almost bordering upon temerity for any person 
to enunciate the proposition that there were settlements on the 
coast of Maine before the days of Plymouth Rock and the " May- 
flower," because, forsooth, the Pilgrim Moloch, gorged with the 
adulatory eloquence of an hundred society banquets and celebra- 
tions, has appropriated to himself all the honors that may surround 
a pioneer colony, and will tolerate no rivals. This blarney stone 
of Massachusetts was the objective point of a determined attack 
twenty-three years ago, when the Maine Historical Society assem- 
bled at the mouth of the Sagadahoc River, August 29th, 1862, to 
hold appropriate exercises commemorative of the landing of the 
Popham Colony in 1607, and their subsequent occupation of that 
place.^ The Maine historians startled the invited guests and puz- 

iThe Popham colonists set sail from the Lizard i June, 1607, and began to build their fort on 
Sabino, 20 August following. The '' Mary and John " returned to England 15 December, same 
year, for supplies, and after its arrival at Sabino the next spring the plantation was abandoned. 

14 



208 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

zled the antiquarian public generally by claiming for this colony a 
continuity of occupation of the shores of Maine, which, if estab- 
lished, would strip the Pilgrim idol of all its Websterian drapery, 
and transform the immortal " Mayflower " into an insignificant 
shallop following in the wake of Popham's " Gift of God." ^ The 
men of Massachusetts immediately picked up the gage of battle so 
boldly flung into the arena, for it was a contest involving the 
traditional sanctity of Plymouth Rock on their part, while the 
aggressors strove to press into particular prominence the influence 
of the Popham Colony on the destinies of New England.^ For a 
number of years the controversy between the contestants was 
characterized by an incessant interchange of heavy pamphlet can- 
nonading and light newspaper musketry, increasing in vigor at each 
recurring anniversary, and marked, toward the last, by a bitterness, 
almost personal, that compromised the dignity of the discussion.^ 
But a score of years has gone by. The heat of strife has now 
cooled, the din of warring factions ceased, for most of the valiant 
champions on both sides have passed away.^ Under the favoring 
skies of this peace I essay the pleasing task of presenting to 

2 The position assumed by the Maine Historical Society can be studied to the best advantage in 
the Popham Memorial Volume, which was issued shortly after the first celebration in 1862. 

^The opponents of the Popham theory made the most of a paragraph in Sir William Alexander's 
work on colonization, which was interpreted to mean that the expedition was a convict colony, but 
an examination of the statutes of the time shows that no transportation laws were in force. 

* A bibliography of the Popham discussion, as it appeared in the newspapers and magazines was 
prepared and published in 1866 by Wiggin and Lunt, Boston, in a pamphlet edition of 300 copies. 

^The advocates of the Popham claim are all gone save two. Rev. Edward Ballard, D.D., Leonard 
Wood, D.D., Hon. John A. Poor, Hon. William Willis, Hon. George Folsom, Hon. Edward E. 
Bourne, and J. Wingate Thornton, Esq., the chief defenders, have long since been numbered with 
the dead. Frederick Kidder, Esq., an ardent warrior on the same side, yet lives, though an invalid 
for several years, and also Hon, James W. Patterson, the orator at the celebration of 1S65. Wil- 
liam F. Poole, now Librarian of the Chicago Public Library, was one of the chief opponents of the 
claims of the Maine historians and infused into his articles a peculiar flavor which excited much 
feeling at the time. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 209 

students of New England history the results of some investigations 
concerning the various settlements on the coast of Maine, which 
had a continuity of existence prior to the " Landing of the Pil- 
grims." Bearing in mind the legend at the head of this article, I 
shall not traverse the battle-field of Sagadahoc, for " there hath been 
heretofore enough said by others, and I fear me too much." 

The original claim that the Popham Colony preserved a per- 
manent settlement at Fort St. George has been abandoned for 
want of historical support, and out of the chaos of opinions and 
theories one proposition has survived : that a portion of the colo- 
nists of 1607-8 formed the nucleus of new settlements about Sheep- 
scot Bay and Pemaquid after the abandonment of their fortress on 
the Sagadahoc.^ To understand fully the basis of this claim it will 
be necessary to rehearse some of the incidents of the history of that 
colony. Of the two vessels which formed the expedition, the " Gift 
of God " was commanded by George Popham, and is therefore sup- 
posed to have been the property of that family, while the " Mary 
and John," commanded by Ralegh Gilbert, is credited to the Gilbert 
interests. This latter vessel returned to England for supplies, 
December 15, 1607, ^^^ while she was gone the colonists built "a 
pretty pynnace," naming it the "Virginia."^ The "Mary and 
John," loaded with food and ammunition, furnished by Sir Francis 
Popham, son of Chief Justice Sir John Popham, patron of the 
expedition, brought back news of the deaths of their patron and of 
Sir John Gilbert, elder brother of Ralegh Gilbert.^ Similar informa- 

^ Sewall. Ancient Dominions of Maine. 

"^ The pinnace *' Virginia " was in the service of the Southern or London Company in 1609, and 
brought a party of colonists and officials to Virginia in the summer of that year. [Neill, Virginia 
Company of London, 30.] 

^ Sir John Popham died i June, 1607. Sir John Gilbert died 5 July, 1608. At the Inquisition 
post mortem taken 8 February, 1608-9, Ralegh Gilbert was adjudged to be the heir-at-law of his 
brother. From this it would seem that the " Mary and John " did not return to Sabino till after 



210 Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 

tion was also in waiting for the returned voyagers, for during their 
absence in England, George Popham, President of the colony, who 
" was well stricken in years before he went, and had long been an 
infirm man," had died in the winter of 1608, and lay buried in their 
little fort.^ Ralegh Gilbert, who succeeded Popham as President, 
was obliged to return to England .immediately, " to settle the state 
his elder brother had left him." ^^ These concurring misfortunes, 
the death of leaders and patrons, so disheartened the rest, that, 
when Gilbert decided to leave " they all embarked in this new 
arrived ship (the " Mary and John ") and on the new pinnace (the 
" Virginia,") and set sail for England." ^^ In this explicit and appar- 
ently studied sentence there is no mention of the " Gift of God," 
the Popham's vessel, forming a part of the returning expedition, 
and it is thence inferred that she remained with some of the colo- 
nists, while the majority, under the lead of Gilbert, deserted their 
little fort on the bleak headland of Sabino and turned their faces 
toward the more congenial climate of England.^^ This inference is 

the 5 July, 1608, as she brought the news of Sir John Gilbert's death to the colonists, as stated by 
all the accounts of the expedition. Adding the time of her voyage hither, about two months, and it 
makes the period of her absence nine months, December, 1607 to about August, 1608. The will of 
Sir John was proven 15 November, 1608, probably as soon as Gilbert got home, and it is a safe con- 
clusion that the abandonment of the plantation took place early in the fall of 1608, unless the pro- 
bating could be done without him, and his first appearance in England was at the Inquisition in 
February following. 

9 George Popham died 5 February, 1608. '^^ Gorges, Briefe Narration, 10. 

^1 Strachey, Historic of Travaile, 180. 

12 It is not easy to understand why the remnant of the colonists left their fortified plantation and 
its improvements, to begin anew in the wilderness of Sheepscotor Pemaquid, unless they were driven 
thither by the Indians, after the reduction of their numbers. Father Biard who visited the coast in 
161 1, says : "This tribe fat Kennebec] does not appear to be mischievous or malicious, although 
they defeated and overthrow the English who wished to settle among them in 1608 and 1609." 
[Relation des J^suites, (Lyons, 1616), tome i., eh. xviii., p. 35.] This statement would seem to favor 
the idea that they were obliged to leave Fort St. George and had been defeated in two attempts to 
recover it. Nor was it occupied when Biencourt reached there 28 October, 161 1, with an expedition 
to reduce the place. [Carayon, Premiere Mission, 63.] In 161 1 Edward Harlow, who was Master 
of Ordnance at Fort St. George, confiscated a French ship for intruding on the waters of Maine. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 211 

reinforced by the statement of Sir Ferdinando Gorges who says 
upon this subject : " Sir Francis Popham could not so give it over, 
but continued to send thither several years after." ^^ As it was he 
who had furnished the supplies for the colony, brought back by the 
" Mary and John," it is maintained that he " continued to send 
thither " further supplies to the remnant left behind. This infer- 
ence is further established by the report of the President and Coun- 
cil for New England, who say: "Sir Francis Popham having the 
ships and provisions which remained of the company, and supply- 
ing what was necessary for his purpose, sent divers times to the 
coast for trade and shipping." ^^ These three slender threads of 
evidence constitute the claim for a continuity of occupation by the 
surviving copartners, residuary legatees of the Popham Colony 
from 1608, though further testimony of contemporary writers is not 
wanting to carry them through. Where shall we look for the new 
settlement? Six years after the abandonment at Fort St. George, 
the famous Captain John Smith was at Monhegan, having arrived 
"in the moneth of Aprill, 16 14. with two Ships from Lo7tdon'' and 
he says : " Right against vs in the Main was a Ship of Sir Francis 
Popphames, that had there such acquaintance, hauing many yeares 
vsed onely that porte, that the most parte there, was had by him."^^ 
It is not stretching the meaning of the phrase " many yeares," to 
place it at six, and indeed it would be but a scant definition of the 
term "many" to confine it to that limit. In 16 14, then. Sir Francis 
had kept up his trading establishment " many yeares," — six brings us 
back to the abandonment of the fort on the Sagadahoc, and during 

1^ Gorges, Briefe Narration, lo. 

1* President and Council, Brief Relation. 

15 Smith, Description of New England, 2, comp., Generall Historie, b. 6, p. 226, where he says : 
" If all the English had bin there till my returne, put all these returns together, they would scarce 
make one savour of neere a dozen I could nominate, except one sent by Sir Francis Popam." 



212 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

that period he "had there such acquaintance" with the business 
that he had secured "the most parte" of the trade. The corollary 
is that the lesser part of the business was left to other merchants, 
for at this time the lucrative character of the fishing and furring 
trade on the Maine coast was becoming known and discussed on 
the quays and in the marts of maritime Europe/^ The rendezvous 
for all these vessels was Monhegan and the " porte " mentioned by 
Smith " right against vs in the Main " was one of the numerous 
harbors about Pemaquid. Father Biard in 1611 wrote that the 
" English from Virginia have the habit of corning every year to the 
islands of Pemcuit [Pemaquid] .... to get shell-fish (moulues) 
for the winter." ^^ Smith's voyage to the coast of Maine brought 
the region into further prominence, and in 161,5 the "Londoners 
uppon this sent 4 good shipps,"^^ thither for trade and fishing, and 
in the same year Sir Richard Hawkins " undertook by authority 
from the Council of the second [Northern] Colony to try what ser- 
vice he could do them as President." ^^ This indicates that the 
Northern Company which despatched the Popham Colony in 1607 
was still in vigorous pursuit of their objects of colonization and 
the inference that the Company had some permanent interests on 
the coast, trading posts, small fishing stages and supply depots, is 
perfectly legitimate. " Having received his commission and instruc- 
tions," says Gorges, "he departed in October, 161 5, and spent the 
most of his being in those parts in searching the country and find- 

1^ That the coast of Maine was a center of trade with the Indians enjoyed by maritime Europe at 
the beginning of the 17th century is quite evident from the accounts of the early voyagers. Gosnold 
in 1602 found some of the natives sailing in a "Bisque shallop," and Pring in 1603 saw them with 
utensils of European manufacture. Davies in his " Relation " of the Sagadahoc expedition, says : 
" there came a canoe unto us in the which was two great kettles of brass." 

i'^ Rf^lation des Jesuites, (Lyons, 1616), tome i, ch, xxv. p. 46. 

1^ Letter, Captain John Smith to Lord Bacon, 1618. 

1^ Gorges, Briefe Narration, 18; comp. Gardiner, New England's Vindication, 4. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 213 

ing out the commodities thereof. But the war was at the height, 
and the principal natives almost destroyed, so that his observations 
could not be such as could give account of any new matter more 
than formerly had been received." ^^ In 1616 we have the record 
of the arrival of eight ships at Monhegan, and the gradual concen- 
tration of the commercial operations of the fishing and furring 
interests at this island is to be noted. It would appear that this 
place, rather than Pemaquid, was now growing important, and the 
influx of energetic competitors had so diverted the trade of Sir 
Francis Popham from the " porte " he had used for " many yeares," 
that he found it "fruitless," as Gorges says, and abandoned the field 
to others, "necessitated at last to sit down with the loss he had 
already undergone." ^^ 

At this time the hand of Sir Ferdinando Gorges appears to take 
up the fallen thread. " I became owner of a ship myself, fit for that 
employment, and under colour of fishing and trade, I got a master 
and company for her to which I sent [Richard] Vines and others 
my servants with their provision for trade and discovery, appointing 
them to leave the ship and ships company for to follow their busi- 
ness in the usual place (for I knew they would not be drawn to 
seek by any means)." ^^ He had chosen wisely the leader of this 
venture, for Richard Vines was an energetic and fearless man, and 
with his party, leaving the " usual place," — a significant phrase in 
this connection, — he selected, as is generally believed, the mouth 
of the Saco River for his winter habitation (16 16-17), where he 

20 Gorges, Briefe Narration, 17. Gardiner says: " He made a good Voyage, but no Discovery." 
[New England's Vindication, 4.] 

21 Gorges. Briefe Narration, 10. Smith, Generall Historie, b. 6, p. 204, says : " Yet Sir Francis 
Popham sent diuers times one Captaine Williams to Monahigan onely to trade and make core fish, 
but for any Plantations there was no more speeches." 

'^Gorges, Briefe Narration, 12. 



214 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

was " forced to hire men to stay there the winter quarter at extreme 
rates." This was the initial step of Gorges in his long connection 
with colonization. " This course," he says, " I held some years 
together, but nothing to my private profit, for what I got one way 
I spent another." Nor was this colony under Vines alone on the 
coast in 1617, for ships continued to come to Monhegan in increased 
numbers. Smith wrote to Lord Bacon that at an English port he 
"was winde bounde nere 3 moneths, as was many a 100 sayle 
more," destined for the fishing grounds of Maine. Early in 16 18, 
he continues, "there is 4 or 5 saile gone thither this year to fish and 
trade from London," a statement that does not represent to the cas- 
ual reader the real numerical strength of the fleet that annually 
visited the coast of Maine, for Plymouth, Bristol, and the West 
Country ports furnished the great majority of the vessels, while 
London sent out but a few thither.^^ In the fall of this same year 
Gorges sent Captain Edward Rocraft, " a valiant souldier " to the 
coast of Maine, " with a company ... of purpose hired " for trad- 
ing and fishing, intending that they should remain during the 
winter.^^ Upon his arrival he found a " French Bark, that lay in a 
Creek a fishing and trading, which he seized on, and sent home the 
Master and Company in the same Ship which he went out in," says 
a contemporary authority,^^ and " With this Barke and his owne 
Company," being " not past ten or twelve men " he was to remain 
at the rendezvous usually chosen for the winter, until supplies 
arrived in the spring.^^ Some of the men, however, mutinied, " and 

^ In lists preserved London furnishes about one-quarter to one-third. 

2^ Rocraft had an alias, Stall ings, and under that name was with Smith in his second voyage to 
New England, 1615, [Smith, Description of New England, 45], and had been a companion adven- 
turer in Virginia in 1608, and an " old planter " there. [Ibid, Generall Historic, b. iv. p. 125,] 

2^ President and Council, Briefe Relation ; comp. Gorges, Briefe Narration, 18. 

^ Smith, Generall Historic, b. iv. p. 125 j comp. Purchas, Pilgrimage, iv. 1829. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 215 

being loth by himselfe to dispatch them as they deserved, he 
resolued to put them ashore, thinking by their hazard that it was 
possible they might discouer something that might advance the 
publike ; and so giuing them some Amies for their defense, and 
some victuall for their sustentation, vntil they knew better how to 
provide for themselves, he left them at a place called Sawagttatock^ 
[Saco] where they remained not long, but got from thence to Meiie- 
highon [Monhegan] an Island lying some three leagues in the Sea, 
and fifteene leagues from that place, where they remained all that 
Winter, with bad lodging, and worse fare, yet came all safe home 
saue one sickly man, which dyed there, the rest returned with the 
Ship we sent for Rocrafts supply." ^^ In this little circumstance 
we may note important circumstantial evidence of the occupation 
of Monhegan by permanent habitations in 1 6 18-19, for these muti- 
neers left the main land at Saco, traveled a distance of "fifteen 
leagues from that place " to reach an island " three leagues in the 
sea." Such a proceeding on their part is only to be accounted for 
on the hypothesis that they knew of a settlement there where they 
could procure lodging and supplies. They would not have deliber- 
ately abandoned the main for an island which could not furnish any 
natural means of sustaining life at that season. The next spring, 
according to the plans laid out for Rocraft by Gorges, a ship was 
sent to his rendezvous, under command of Capt. Thomas Dormer, 
but on his arrival he learned that Rocraft had long since sailed for 
Virginia. He found the mutineers quartered at Monhegan, and, 
as the object of his visit was frustrated, he took them in his ship 
and returned to England in six weeks after his arrival, regretting 
" the fewness of his men not being able to leave behind a compe- 
tent number for defence."^^ This regret of Dermer must have had 

27 President and Council, Briefe Relation. 28 Purchas, Pilgrimage, iv. 1778. 



216 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

some basis, and can only be explained upon the theory that there 
was something tangible at Monhegan, other than the bare rocky 
cliffs, worth defending, and it is not a fanciful assumption to picture 
on that island a prosperous and permanent settlement of fishermen 
and traders with stages, habitations and warehouses necessary for 
the prosecution of their business.^^ 

This closes the period of discovery and colonization ending in 
1620, when the Mayflower Pilgrims began their famous settlement 
at Plymouth, and it only remains for us, in weighing the evidence 
here presented, to show that Maine has a history independent of 
Massachusetts and Plymouth, to remember that the early settle- 
ments on the Maine coast were essentially different from those of 
the other two colonies. They came thither "for revenue only," 
with no religious sentimentality or theological fervor to sustain 
them in adversity. They were too busy to write journals of their 
life and occupations, and the principal object of their desires was 
to establish a proper relation of debit and credit with factors at 
home. It may be said that such a sordid community would never 
become the foundation of a great nation, such as has grown up 
from the settlement at Plymouth, but a contemporary writer has 
well said of similar colonists in another locality : 

" Experience hath taught us that, as in building 
houses, the first stones of the foundation are buried 
under ground and are not seen, so in planting colo- 
nies, the first stocks employed that way are consumed 
although they serve for a foundation to the work." 

^ohn White^ Planter's Plea, c. i. 

^Captain John Mason in a letter to Secretary, Sir John Coke, dated 2 April, 1632, says : Plan- 
tations have been settled " in New England on the other hand to y eastward about ai^yeares since." 
[Col. Papers, x. i.] This takes us back to 1607 ; and the great New England charter dated 3 Novem- 
ber, 1620, was granted by the king in consideration of the fulfillment of conditions precedent, 
because the grantees " had in divers years past discovered a place fit and convenient to lay the 
foundation of a hopeful plantation ; had taken actual possession of the continent and settled English 
emigrants, in places agreeable to their desires and those parts." [Hazard, i, 103 ; comp. Prind. 
Chronology, ii. 70, 94.] 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



217 



THE YORK FAMILY. 



BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 




Arms of the Family 
of York: 



There is scarcely a family in Savage's Diction- 
ary less noticed than this ; and it is the more sur- 
prising because records do exist, though widely 
scattered, yet sufficiently definite to insure gratify- 
ing accuracy in the earlier generations, and to lay 
the foundation to which successors of the name 
may add their successive courses. 

Of the six heads of families mentioned with the 
scantiest details in that storehouse of orenealoo:ical 
information, all except a certain James, who was 
of Stonington, L. I., are referrible to the parent 
stem of Richard, who was the common ancestor 

Azure a saltire argent. . n,i -V7 i • ii* tat t- i i • ^ 

Crest- A lion's head erased of all thc Yorks m this part of Ncw hngland, with 
proper. ^j^^ £g^ cxccptious hcrcaftcr noted. These people 

seem to have clung with a tenacity that is rare to the earlier cradles 
of their race, Dover, North Yarmouth, Falmouth, and Gloucester. 

In the Court papers of Rockingham County, N. H.,i 659-1 672, 
page 457, is recorded this imperfect will of the first Richard York, 
unsigned unquestionably from some overpowering physical disabil- 
ity, after it had been carefully drawn up, and somewhat incautiously 
signed by the attesting witnesses in advance. 

As it has been generally overlooked in its obscurity, never reach- 
ing print heretofore, and since it furnishes the best point of 
departure from which to chronicle the progress of this family, it is 
considered worthy a prominent place herein. 



218 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF RICHARD YORK, OF DOVER. 

In y^ name of God Amen y^ lator will & testam* of Richard 
Yorke who being well stricken in yeares but ripe in memory this 
23: day of Aprile 1672, viz* J, doe leave & bequeath to my son 
Jno. Yorke y* I now live in my farme y^ dwelling houses & out 
houses p^'iuledges & y^ apptnances thereunto belonging together 
^th ye stocke w^^ shall remaine upon y^ farme after my decease & y^ 
legacies here mentioned shalbe paide & what stock of cattle & 
sheepe & swine shalbe left after y^ legacies be paide shalbe equally 
devided between my son Jno. Yorke & daughter Elizabeth & my 
son Benjamin Yorke & my daughter Grace Yorke and likewise 
alsoe I doe leave & bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Yorke during 
her life time one third p*® of y^ estate & one cow only my son John 
Yorke paying y^ just debts to any pson or persons y*' can be made 
justly appeare. Also I do leave and bequeath to my son Sam- 
uel Yorke five pounds alsoe I doe leave & bequeath to my daughter 
Rachele Halle five pounds & also I doe leave & bequeath to my 
son Beniamin Yorke that tract of land w"^^^ I hold by Towne Grant 
scituate lying & being near y^ second fall of Lampill River adjoin- 
ing unto y* which was lately Jn? Martyns lott together w*^ one yoke 
of oxen & alsoe doe leave & bequeath to my daughter Grace 
Yorke tenn pounds also leave & bequeath unto my two grandchil- 
dren Rich : Yorke & Benjamin Yorke fiftie shillings apeese Alsoe 
to my daughter Grace Yorke legacies is to be paid at her day of 
marriage or eighteen years of age. 

Now I, Richard lining & being ripe in memory doe now acknowl- 
edge this to be my last will & testam* signed sealed & acknowl- 
edged, in the presence of us to be his act and deede dat^ y^ 23 of 
Aprile 1672. 

Witnes us the mark of f 1 

Nicho^ ( ) Doe. ^ ^^^^ 

ffrancis Thorn 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 219 

An imperfict will of Rich : Yorke brought in to the Countee 
Court held in Portsm"" 30 June 1674 this Court Appoynts his Wid- 
dow Elizabeth Yorke & Jn^ Yorke Administer to y® estate and 
order y* y® estate be devided according to this imperfect will & give 
securitie y* they will pform y^ same accordingly 

Elias Stileman Cle. 
Vera copia of y® originall as it is upon file attest 

Elias Stileman Cleri. 

Besides this will the records contain little concerning Richard 
York, but that shows him to have been a worthy settler who was in 
good standing in his community and church, and by steady industry 
in his life as a planter, he had accumulated a respectable com- 
petency. He appears first in Dover on record in 1648. In 1656 
he had a grant of one hundred acres from the Town which he 
devised to his son Benjamin. This land appears to have been at 
Oyster River, as the son in 1675 is taxed there. It appears from 
a deed (Rockingham Reg. 2-80) dated 7 Aug. 1661, that he had 
before that date bought fifty acres at Littlejohn's Creek of William 
Hilton, which he then sold to Joseph Austin, his wife Elizabeth 
joining in the conveyance. In 1669 he signs the Church petition. 
His widow some time after his decease in 1674, married William 
Graves, who in 1701 (Rockingham Reg. 9-621), is called of Exeter, 
whither they had probably removed. 

(Id. 3-182.) "It is agreed betwixt William Graves on the one 
part, and John York his son in law on ye other part, that what the 
sd William Graves hath received of Richard York's estate, it shall 
be to ye use of William & Elizabeth Graves the some time widow 
of sd Richard York deceased during the lives of the sd William 
& Elizabeth Graves. 

8 June 1 68 1. Acknowledged at Court at Dover." 



220 Maiiie Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

In the scarcity of authentic records of our early settlers, it is 
gratifying now and then to find preserved, bits of history that 
serve to trace certain families in their wanderings, and here and 
there perchance a deed which may throw some light upon family 
connections. 

Thus breaking through the obscurity of antiquity, the industrious 
exertions of John and Samuel, sons of the first Richard, stand out 
worthy the praise of their contemporaries and the emulation of 
their successors. They were among the earliest of the hardy 
first settlers who succeeded to the transitory and speculative spirits 
along our Eastern coast, and set in earnest about the task of 
transforming the primeval wilderness into the comfortable home- 
steads along our shores. It seems that the elder brother, succeed- 
ing to the paternal farm, probably from considerate care of his 
young children, lingered yet awhile in the better settled region 
now called Durham, N. H., ^ and remained there till 28 June, 1676, 
when with his wife Ruth he sells out to John Cutt; while the 
younger Samuel, striking out for pastures new, purchased with 
his partner on the 20*^ J'^ly? 167O) this valuable concession, to 
which they make claim in 171 5, three years before Samuel's death, 
and before the Commissioners of Eastern Claims, viz. : 

"James Thomas & Sam^^ York claimes a certain tract of land 
lying & being & belonging to Amoscoggin bounding viz into the 
South west bounds of Mr. Thomas Gyles his Land & so right over 
unto Muddy river thereto butting & from M^ Tho^ Gyles his 
bounds on the river side to run up along untill you Come to the 
lower end of the Middle Island that is at the Entering of the 
Narrows & from that place of Entering in of the Narrows to run 

1 Rock. Reg. 3-124. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 221 

into the woods North West two miles &c. with all meadows or 
marshes, with all Profits Commodities pasture wood underwood 
timber trees with priviledges of fowling fishing &c. as pr a Deed 
thereof from the Indians viz Jeromkin & Daniel & Robin Indian 
Sagamores to James Thomas & Sam^.^ York planters under the 
hands and seals of the said Jerompkin Daniel and Robin Dated 
20*^ July one Thousand Six Hun*^ & Seventy & Suffishently Wit- 
nessed by English & Indian Testimonies or witnesses." 

This transaction is mentioned in Sullivan's History of Maine, p. 
146; while the tract is more exactly located at III Maine Hist. 
Coll. p. 315: "In going further up the Pejepscot and passing by 
sundry small islands we come to the lands of Jas. Thomas and 
Samuel York who dwelt on the North side of the River in what is 
now called Topsham. They purchased of Indians 20 July, 1670. 
Their right extended up as far as Terrigmus Cove near where the 
railroad bridge has been recently built "; while Wheeler's History 
of Brunswick and Topsham, p. 20, quoting from a statement made in 
1 7 14, adds: "Samuel York [lived] about four or five miles down 
from the Falls on the Eastern side." 

They did not long enjoy their new possessions before the first 
war drove them for security to the older settlements. It appears 
from the " Book of Eastern Claims " that Samuel York 20 Nov. 
1682 conveyed one half the saw-mill in Cape Porpus to John Bat- 
son, but it was while living there that Samuel's wife Hannah wit- 
nessed on the 30 June 1676 Thomas Stephens' deed of land at 
North Yarmouth (v. p. 444 Old Times). Her name convincingly 
identifies him with the refugee to Gloucester, where she is men- 
tioned in his will and survived him six years. It is doubtful if 
Samuel and his family ever returned to reside there. On the con- 
trary they seem to have remained in Falmouth until the destruction 



222 3faine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

of that place in the second war when they fled to Gloucester. (York 
Reg. 14-41.) The Depositions of John Lane aged "j^j and Nathan- 
iel Wharf aged near 70, sworn to 21 Oct. 1730, testify that: 
" Samuel York had a lot of land near Mussel Cove in Casco Bay 
and built a house and possessed by virtue of a town grant more 
than fifty years ago [i e. before 1680]. Said lots according to our 
remembrance were called fifty acre lots." The site of this home- 
stead and the name of its earliest record owner are perpetuated 
upon the United States Coast Survey map, where " York Ledge " 
and "York's Landing" are given along Falmouth Foreside. 

The abandonment of the Topsham tract caused the heirs in sub- 
sequent years trouble and vexatious litigation, for the Pejepscot 
Proprietors assumed jurisdiction over it and granted it in parcels 
to its own tenants.^ Samuel York (12) of Ipswich, Administrator 
of his father Samuel, recites 30 June, i72i,that he had brought 
suits for trespass against tenants of the Pejepscot Company for 
lands at Topsham which are now settled by agreement with the 
Company, " three hundred acres reserved to myself and the descend- 
ants of my father to be distributed or divided among us." 

After this compromise the several heirs by deeds recorded in 
York County Registry at Vol. 26, pp. 235, 236, Vol. 27, p. 61, 
Vol. 30, pp. 69 and 285, convey to their nephew John Robinson, 
who being of Falmouth 1761, calls the above Samuel Junior his 
uncle, and says, " the whole right of Samuel York is now vested 



in me." 



Samuel York's children appear with most gratifying completeness 
in the record of his will at Salem,^ and the deeds that passed 
between his heirs, recorded at Alfred. His heirs received recogni- 

1 Pejepscot Papers III. 17. Maine Hist. Society. 

2 Dated 15 Mch. 1717-8 ; probated 27^"^ Mch. 1717-8. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 223 

tion by the new settlers^ in Falmouth by reason of their father's 
having been an old inhabitant, and upon the North Yarmouth Town 
Records, a reprint of which is to be consulted in *' Old Times," 
they ^ drew lot No. 12 in the division of ten acre lots there 16 June 
1727, which would indicate that their father at some time after his 
residence at Topsham in 1670, and in Falmouth before 1680, had 
finally fixed upon his home in Yarmouth, where his brother John 
had become a most influential man and was afterwards a selectman 
and trustee, and where he dwelt till the second war. The exact 
date is fixed by this,^ and is further corroborated by this letter by 
his son.* 

John York, the older brother, doubtless attracted by his brother's 
successful real estate transactions, seems to have moved down the 
coast soon afterward ; dwelt for awhile at Scarborough, where his 
signature appears among a list of petitioners. At just what date 
he moved into North Yarmouth must, I fear, ever remain conjec- 
tural, since it was before any records were kept by the Proprietors. 
Driven away by the first Indian war, he seems at one time, while 
dwelling at York, whither he went with his neighbors, the Cousins, 

1 Proprietors Records I. 133. 

2 The record reads : '' Samuel York drew Lot No. 12, John York drew Lot No. 97," but in both 
cases their " heirs or assigns " must have been intended, for John had been killed at the stubborn 
defence of the fort at Casco 1690, and Samuel had died peacefully at his new home in Gloucester. 
That this must be so, is further proven because we know that Samuel Junior lived at Ipswich, never 
coming to the Eastward, and there was no other John of full age till Benjamin's son No. 35. 

^ p. 224, Old Times. — " 16 July 1688 Samuel York petitions for confirmation of about 100 acres 
in North Yarmouth over against Hog (or Cousins') Island & 4 acres of Marsh on the West branch 
of Cousins' River which ' had been in his possession two years.'" 

*(Rev. Mr, Shepley's Files — Maine Hist. Soc.) Letter from Samuel York {12) dated "Ipswich, 
26 Aug. 1726, where I now dwell. Mr. Samuel York was my father, & he formerly lived in North 
Yarmouth in Casco Bay & had a lot of land there granted him & built a house & lived there a con- 
siderable time & his house was made a garrison & entertained several other families until the Indians 
drove them away. I was about 10 years old when we come away." [1688, b. 1678.] 

15 



224 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Brays, Saywards, Royals, and others, to have abandoned the inten- 
tion of ever returning, for he there executed a deed, 21 June, 1680, 
of land (p. 1 1 70, Old Times,) in North Yarmouth; but he seems 
later to have repented him of his bargain, or not to have conveyed 
all of his possessions there, for he had a controversy, no doubt 
spirited, and presumably somewhat forceful, with John Atwell, son- 
in-law of old John Maine, after whom the neck upon the Foreside 
was called Maine's Point, (p. 485, Old Times,) as appears from the 
deposition ^ of the younger,'^ John Holman on the 3 April, 1685, 
" that John York hath fenced in some of said John Atwell's land 
that he bought of Richard Bray and doth refuse to surrender it " : 
and William Latherby^ says the same in his deposition^ of the 16 
May. 

Certain it is, I think, I have established that John York came to 
North Yarmouth some years earlier than Rev. Mr. Shepley records 
him there, and at least five years before the Town Records, then 
really first being kept consecutively, show him to have been a 
Trustee under President Danforth's deed of the town, and in later 
years a selectman. His prominence in local matters is amply 
attested in the pages of " Old Times " in the reprint of the 
Town Records already alluded to, and his petition shows how 
well he was prospering the second year before he fell a vic- 
tim to the revengeful Indians; for "16 July, 1688 John York 
petitions for confirmation of three hundred acres in North Yar- 
mouth, on which he now liveth, & 8 acres of marsh (four on the 
West and four on the East branch) of Cousins' River — also for an 
allowance of three hundred acres of vacant land on the East side 
of Cousins' River & 14 acres of vacant marsh wherever it may be 
found." (p. 224, Old Times.) It will always be matter of great 

1 York Reg., 4-37. ^ '' Aged about 48." ^ " Aged about 27." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Hecorder. 225 

regret that he did not therein state how long he had occupied his 
lands as did his brother, or give us some clue as to how he came 
into possession, as such a statement would have doubtless revealed 
some much desired connections. 

As to his family relations, it is impossible to obtain that clear 
insight that is afforded by the records concerning his brother Sam- 
uel's family, owing to his untimely death, or rather massacre, on the 
17th of May, 1690,^ at the fall of Casco Fort. In such troublous 
times there was no opportunity for will making, or the orderly dis- 
position of one's estate. Williamson records his death at p. 658, 
in the appendix to Vol. I. of his History of Maine, but commits 
an anachronism at p. 645 of Vol. I. by writing that ''John York was 
taken from Camden to pilot Major Church in 1696." This should 
read Samuel, who was taken prisoner on that fateful day, and is 
given among the list of those remaining in Canada, and not 
redeemed by Matthew Carey in 1695. 

Three of John York's children had given their evidence in depo- 
sitions in February 1687 {Mass, Arch, and Willis MSS., N, 200), 
before Edward Tyng, Esq., about the conduct of the Indians 
threatening war, etc.: these were Richard (8), Benjamin (9), and 
Ruth (10) who afterward married Henry Haskell of Gloucester. 
The first two had been mentioned in their grandfather's will {ante) ; 
and were probably of that devoted band of the flower of our youth, 
who sallying out under Lieut. Thaddeus Clark, were cut off to a 
man, during the siege of Casco fort. Certain it is that neither they 
nor any heirs of theirs ever claimed or conveyed any share of their 

^I place the date of this event three days earlier than did Mr. Willis, upon what I consider indis- 
putable authority, for Capt. Edward Sargent, the nearest military commandant at Saco, reporting to 
his superior officer. Major Vaughan, writes upon the i8 May, 1690, ** that yesterday Casco fort is 
taken and all Burnd down." This letter so valuable to the correct chronologist, was found at Vol. 
36, p. 70, of the Massachusetts Archives, and has been printed in the Recorder, Vol. II., 139. 



226 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

father's large estate. Joseph (ii), his fourth child, and only remain- 
ing son, lived afterward at Gloucester and had a family of seven 
children, but by the death of his only son Joseph (31), childless, and 
the marriage of all his daughters the name became extinct in the 
line of John, as early as 1735. The connection of this Joseph 
much puzzled Mr. Babson, and in the absence of accessible records 
was never satisfactorily accounted for. It is only by the fortunate 
discovery of the deeds ^ cited in the notes, at Alfred, that I can 
so confidently assign him his proper place, and assert as I do that I 
have cleared up the vexing mystery obscuring this line. Geneal- 
ogy, in the absence of given details, must needs be synthetical ; 
and since in my entire practice, I never met with a case that better 
illustrates that assertion, or more clearly shows one of the methods 
to be employed in the determination of heirships, than that of the 
task of accounting for the children of this same John York, it will 
be well to examine critically the proportions conveyed in these 
deeds. It is always to be borne in mind by investigators that by 
the compromise law of this Province from 1693 to March, 1806, 
(with only a slight amendment in March, 1784,) the eldest son of 
an intestate had two shares, or a double portion, of the whole estate. 
Ignorance or forgetfulness of this rule of law has misled many gen- 
ealogists and inextricably confused some abstracts of title ; a case 

1 Ruth and Henry Haskell (her husband) of Gloucester, convey to George Dennison, (p. 989, 
Old Times) all their rights, etc., to a lot in North Yarmouth formerly of John York, "as said Ruth 
was a daughter of sd John York." 10 Nov. 1735. York Reg. 18-59. 

Mary and Francis Sargent (her husband) of Gloucester, convey to George Dennison, one-ninth of 
one right, etc., " which came to her from her father Joseph York, son of said John York." 10 Nov. 
1735. Id. 18-59. 

Abigail and Jacob Randall (her 2d husband) of Gloucester, to George Dennison, one-ninth, etc., 
"said Abigail being the daughter of Joseph son of John." 10 Nov. 1735. Id. 18-59. 

Ruth and William Elwell (her husband) and Rachel and Benjamin Card (her husband) all of 
Gloucester, to George Dennison two-ninths, etc., "derived to the said Ruth and Rachel by virtue of 
their father Joseph York who was son of John York, both deceased." 10 Nov. 1735, I^- 20-192. 



ir 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 227 

in point occurring in the derivation of the Bramhall-Vaughan title 
at the Western end of our city, where the leading historian and 
conveyancer of his day persistently adds one heir too many to each 
family in this inhibited period, with the unsatisfactory result of a 
constantly accumulating fractional part, of which, from the very 
nature of his mistake, he could find no conveyances. 

To return to our problem : how many children had John (2) and 
his only surviving son Joseph (11)? A patient search through . 
^ every New England Registry yielded only the four deeds cited, that 
have any bearing upon the question, or afford any aid in its solu- 
tion. The salient feature in these deeds is that three of them 
convey in the proportion of one-ninth by each of four daughters of \ 

Joseph, while Mrs. Haskell leaves it all indefinite what proportion 
she inherited from her father John. We know also from the 
Gloucester births that Joseph had originally seven children ; and 
had they all lived, they would have inherited in the proportions of 
eighths, or some of its multiples. Leaving out of consideration 
the death of a girl, for we know they all six survived and married, 
if his only son Joseph had died childless, the sisters' proportions 
would then be augmented to sixths. Inheriting, then, one-sixth 
each of their father's estate, what proportion must he have inherited 
of his father's estate in order that his heirs should convey ninths .^ 
Of course two-thirds. So Joseph was either the elder of two sons 
of John, or else had only one sister and no brother. Mrs. Haskell 
delivers us from such a dilemma by the recitals in her deed. Thus 
is it proven both mathematically and genealogically, that John left 
one son and one daughter ; and Joseph had six daughters as sur- 
viving heirs in 1735. 

Benjamin (13), by his deposition, given in 1759, furnishes us 
with the date of his birth, 1680, {Willis MSS., P, 57,) for he states, 



228 3Iaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

" that he was then 79 years old ; and that he was in Falmouth when 
he was 9 years old" (i.e. in 1689). Taken to Gloucester, after the 
destruction of Falmouth, he there grew up and married, 7 Dec, 
1704, Mary, daughter of Lieut. John Giddings, of Chebacco, and 
grandchild of the first George and Joan (Tuttle) Giddings, of 
Ipswich. There his first six children were born, the last, Mary, in 
1 718. He must soon after have removed to Falmouth, where he 
was voted a 60 acre lot, i Feb., 1719-20, and enters " the mark for 
his creatures," 10 Mch., 172 1-2. {Falmouth Records^ 1-12.) Join- 
ing the church with his wife Mary, 13 Aug., 1727, he was chosen 
a deacon in 1729. Two more children were born to him after his 
settlement here. He, with his partner John Sawyer, seems to have 
formed the intention of building a mill at Black Point, and bought 
a lot there of the elder Penhallow with that purpose, [York Reg.^ 
13-19,) but abandoned it for the superior inducements held out by 
the Falmouth people, as the Rev. Mr. Smith records : {Smith & 
Deanes Journal, p. 51.) "1727 — Last month Mr. Sawyer and 
York came here and finished their grist mill which every way 
answered their expectation." " This mill was built at Lawrence's 
Creek in Cape Elizabeth, opposite Portland. In 1722, the town 
granted the creek ' to the men that undertake to set up a come mill,' 
and 100 acres besides." {Id. n. 2.) There is no record now remain- 
ing of the time of his death, but we know from the recitals in deeds 
by his heirs that it was not long before 1764, {Cumb, Reg., 3-228), 
and that he left a will unfortunately burned in the Great Fire. 

Deacon Samuel (53) of North Yarmouth, whose name appears 
frequently in the pages of " Old Times," in connection with both 
town and church affairs, was one of the founders of the Baptist 
society, and one of the builders of its church edifice. He was very 
industrious, and with the increase of his prosperity, his benevolence 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 229 



prompted him to give in charity what amounted to quite a fortune 
for those days. Some anecdotes of him that still survive show him 
to have been quaintly dry and witty in his brevity of speech. The 
reputation he left behind is a priceless inheritance to his family and 
descendants. 

William Ring (56) was born in Falmouth, and losing his father 
while yet young, went to live with Eben Gray, and with him went 
to sea until the Revolutionary war. On a voyage to the West 
Indies, in the first year of the war, he was captured by an English 
cruiser, taken to Nassau, N. P., where he remained six months. 
After his return home he was twice captured, the last time, his ves- 
sel was burned off Wood Island, but he and his crew made their 
escape in their boats. After this he joined the army in Massachu- 
setts, and was with the division that occupied Dorchester Heights. 
He served for the remainder of that year. During the continuance 
of the war he made frequent trips to Boston ; had considerable 
dealings with Gov. Hancock, and is said to have been released 
through his influence, when taken by the press gang from his vessel 
in Boston harbor. Upon one occasion his safe arrival there, with a 
cargo of flour and corn from Baltimore, was the occasion of much 
rejoicing, there being great scarcity of bread. After peace was 
declared, he went to reside at Falmouth foreside, and engaged for 
a time in ship-building. His sons all went to sea, and his daugh- 
ters, with one exception, all married seafaring men. 

He is said to have been of robust physique, and to have suffered 
but one day from bodily ailments in his long life. 

[To be continued.] 



230 



Ilaiyie Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL 
CHURCH IN SCARBOROUGH, MAINE. 



COMMUNICATED BY WM. M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



Nov. 26, 1789. 
Dec. 20, 



Jan. 3, I 


790. 


24, 




Apr. 14, 




June 4, 




July II, 





Aug. 15, 



22, 



Oct. 3, 

Nov. 7, 

Jan. 9, 1791. 

16, 
Mar. 21, 
Apr. I, 
May I, (?) 
June 26, 

July 3) 
Aug. — , 
28, 
Oct. 9, 
Jan. 19, 1792. 



[Continued from page i6g^^ 

Sarah, daughter of William and Hannah Jones. 

Anna, daughter of Nehemiah and Abigail Libby. 

Abigail, daughter of Dominicus and Dorotha Libby. 

Hannah, daughter of Philip and Sarah Larrabee. 

Samuel Hubbard, son of Thos. and Mary Libby. 

John, son of John and Mary Watson. 

Rufus, son of Mark and Anna Libby. 

George Washington, John Adams, Benj* Franklin, children of Ste- 
phen and Margaret Libby. 

Solomon, son of Benjamin and Phebe Libby. 

Hanson, Abigail, Polly, Elizabeth Meserve, Hannah, daughters of 
Hanson and Abigail Libby. ' 

Hannah, daughter of Mathias and Esther Libby. 

Polly, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 

Hannah, daughter of Timothy and Mary Ann Prout. 

Sarah Indecot, daughter of John and Sarah Mclellan. 

Phebe Jordan, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Ella Noiss, daughter of Mark and Relief Libby. 

Elias, son of Abner and Anna Libby. 

Elisha, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

James, son of James and Mary Small. 

Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Plummer. 

Elmira, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 

Benjamin, son of Isaiah and Agnus Beds. 

George, son of Simon and Elizabeth Libby. 

Bettee, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Anna, daughter of Daniel and Mary Hanscom. 

Margaret, daughter of George and Lydia Fogg. 

P^rmenio, son of Abner and Anna Libby. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 231 

Feb. — , Isaac and Abigail, child'^ of Aaron and Lydia Plummer. 

1 8, Phebe, daughter of Philip and Hannah Larrabee. 

Jeremiah, son of Jeremiah and Anna Libby. 
Jacob, son of Dominions and Dorothy Libby. 
Josiah, son of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Mary Libby. 

27, Polly, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Fogg, baptized on grandparents' 

account. 
William, James, Salome, child'^ of James and Lydia Marr. 
Octava, Permelia, daughters of Reuben and Mary Libby. 
Cata, daughter of Job and Sarah Mitchell. 
Anna, daughter of Benja. and Phebe Libby. 
Nabbee, Ivory, Anne, Henry, Ezekiel, child" of John and Abigail 

Sawyer. 
Reuben, son of Mark and Relief Libby. 
William, son of John and Mary Watson. 
Charles, son of Charles and Rhoda Morris. 
George, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 
Nabbe, daughter of William and Sarah Marshal. 
Aug. 19, Rhoda, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Elliot, son of Jethro and Lettice Libby. 
26, Samuel Roberson, son of Edmond and Phebe Hagins. 

Joseph, son of Timothy and Prout. 

Lydia McDaniel. 
Sept. 2, Reuben, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

16, Molly, daughter of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 

30, William, son of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 

Oct. 7, Hannah, daughter of Charles and Anna Fogg. 

Mar. 10, 1793. Cyrus, son of WilP and Hannah Jones. 

28, William and John, sons of Benja. and Christian Jordan. 
June 2, Lydia, daughter of John and Sarah Mclellan. 

16, Amos Jewett, son of John and Abigail Sawyer. 

30, Zen as, son of Thos. and Dorcas Libby. 

Aug. — , Hannah, daughter of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

Sept. I, Mary, daughter of James and Mary Small. 

Nov. 3, Solomon, son of Solomon and Olive Bragdon. 



Mar. 


8, 




18, 


June 


^5. 




17, 




20, 


July 


IS, 



232 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Hannah, daughter of Vincent and Hannah Ficket. 

Wealthy, daughter of Will'" and Hannah Jones. 

Stephen, son of Abner and Anna Libby. 

Will'", son of William and Sarah Marshal. 

Mary, daughter of John and Mary Watson. 

Amos, son of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 

Levina, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Cate, daughter of Samuel and Libby. 

Charles and Elizabeth Libby. 

Mary, daughter of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

Parker, son of Amos and Sarah Libby. 

William, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Joseph, son of John and Abigail Prout. 

Sally, daughter of James and Molly Small. 

Sherborn, Joshua, and Simon, child" of Joshua and Ruth Libby. 

Hannah Kilborn, daughter of John and Abigail Sawyer. 

Abner, son of Abner and Anna Fogg. 

Mark, Lydia, Skilling, Eunice, Eliakim, Thomas, and Comins, 
child" of John Skilling Libby and Rhoda his wife. 

William, son of John and Hannah Meserve. 

Sophia, daughter of Reuben and Rhoda Fogg. 

Dorcas, daughter of Amos and Sarah Libby. 

Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Mary Tompson, baptized on Wil- 
liam Tompson, Esq'^'s account. 

Mehitable, daughter of Nath^ and Lucy Fenderson. 

Daniel, son of Stephen and Mary Andrews. 

Olive, daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Sevey. 

Lucy, daughter of Jeremiah and Anne Libby. 

Hannah, daughter of Theophilus and Hannah Waterhouse. 

Simon, son of Abner and Anne Harmon. 

Daniel and Sarah, child" of Moses and Sarah Harmon. 

Reuben Sevey, son of John and Mary Moulton. 

Daniel, son of James and Anne Edgecomb. — 

Dominicus, son of Richard and Jane Carter. 

Nathaniel, son of Zebulon and Rebecca Berry. 

Peter, son of Francis and Lucy Libby. 



Nov. 


24, 


Dec. 


29. 


Feb. 


9, 1794- 


July 


13, 


Aug. 


24, 


Sept 


. 21, 


Dec. 


J 


June 


h 179s 




28, 


Aug. 


16, 




23» 


Sept. 


6, 




13, 


Nov. 


I, 




8, 


Feb. 


7, 1796, 


March 20, 


July 


10, 




3i» 


Aug. 


9. 


II, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 233 

Aug. II, Mary Dow, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Emery. 

John, son of Nath^ and Margaret Warren. 

Aphie and Josiah, child"^ of George and Anna Moses. 

Eliza and Lydia, children of William and Lydia Foss. 

Grace, daughter of Benjamin and Grace Carter. 

Robert, son of Ebenezer and Susanna Carle. 

Hannah and Nancy, child^ of Joseph and Catharine Moulton. 

Mehitable Moulton and Miles Ward, child° of Jonathan and Hannah 
Stewart. 

Sarah, daughter of Simeon and Mehitable Marston. 

Mary, daughter of Tho^ and Mary Libby. 

Mary Burnham, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Moulton. 
Feb. 5, 1797. William, son of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 
12, Sarah, daughter of Josiah and Sarah Libby. 

19, Enoch, son of Solomon and Olive Bragdon. 

March 5, Nathan, son of John Skilling and Rhoda Libby. 

Enos, son of Sam' Libby. 

Mary, daughter of Mathias and Esther Libby. 

Johnson, son of Joshua, and Ruth Libby. 
12, Jordan, son of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Charles Morris, son of Allen and Martha Davis, belonging to Gorham. 
Apr. 2, Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah Fogg. 

July 25, Moses, son of Jacob and Lydia McDaniel. 

Hariat, daughter of Daniel Moulton 3d, and Mary his wife. 

Aollas(?) son of Edmond and Phebe Hagins. 

Ezekiel, son of John and Abigail Prout. 
Aug. 25, Anna and Hannah, daughters of Robert and Margaret Hasty. 

Sept. 3, Mary, daughter of Abner and Anne Fogg. 

Oct. I, Agnus, daughter of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

8, John Hubbard, son of James and Molly Small. 
Nov. 16, Dorcas, daughter of Benjamin and Grace Carter. 
Dec. 25, Jonathan, son of Thomas and Miriam Skilton. 
29, Perlina, daughter of Job and Sarah Mitchell. 
March 3, 1798. Mary, daughter of William and McLothlan. 

Gary, son of Dominions and Dorothy Libby. 

Lucy, daughter of Simeon and Rebecca Skillen. 



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llaine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 



Apr. 29, 
May II, 

26, 

June 10, 

Sept. 30, 

Oct. 4, 

14, 

Nov. II, 

Dec. 28, 
Jan. 3, 1799. 

h 

March 8, 



May 12, 

20, 

June 16, 



July 7» 

Aug. 18, 
Nov. 8, 



Betty, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail Libby* 

Jonathan, son of Charles and Anna Peoples. 

John, son of Daniel and Ruth Collins. 

William, son of Richard and Elizabeth Crockett. 

Betty, daughter of Sally Crockett. 

Elizabeth Fogg, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Meserve. 

Lydia Jones, daughter of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 

John Jones jr. 

Polly, daughter of John Jones jr. and Lydia his wife. 

Miriam, Sally and Reuben, child" of Jacob and Sarah Fogg. 

Polly Wescot, daughter of Amos and Sarah Libby. 

Mary, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Libby. 

Asa, son of Asa and Frances Brown. 

Mathias, son of John and Hannah Meserve. 

Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Rebecca Moulton. 

Charles, son of Robert and Martha McLaughlin. 

Rufus, son of Benjamin and Bettee Harmon. 

Abiel, son of Richard Hubbard and Anna Libby, 

Dorcas, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Harrnon. 

John, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Gardner, son of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 

William, son of Robert and Margaret Hasty. 

Aaron, son of Seth and Lydia Libby. 

Mary King, daughter of Robert and Mary Southgate. 

Mehitable, daughter of John and Rebecca Rice, baptized on account 

of her grandmother Mehitable Rice. 
Abigail, daughter of John and Abigail Prout. 
Jordan, son of Benjamin and Phebe Libby. 

, a son of Jonathan Moulton and Rebecca his wife. 

Cyrus, son of Nathaniel and Lucy Fenderson. 

Ebenezer Burnham, son of John and Mary Moulton. 

Eli, son of James and Anna Edgecomb. 

Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Libby. 

William, son of Joseph and Tabitha Harmon. 

Rufus, son of Joseph and Mary Meserve. 

Jonathan Moulton, son of Ebenezer and Mehitable Coolbroth. 



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235 



Nov. 8, 

Jan. 26, 1800. 

Feb. 23, 
March 14, 



16, 
18, 



June 8, 
July 6, 

Aug. 10, 
24, 

Sept. 7, 
10, 



Oct. 8, 



12, 



Sarah, daughter of Robert and Sarah Jenison. 

Anna, daughter of Francis and Lucy Libby. 

William, son of Benjamin and Jane Fogg. 

John, son of Job and Sarah Mitchel. 

Martha Tappan, daughter of John and Mary Jones. 

Lydia, daughter of Ezekiel and Mary Jordan. 

Nathaniel and Prudence, child"^ of Nathaniel and Joanna Jordan, of 

Cape Elizabeth. 
Joshua, son of Nathaniel and Dorathy Jordan, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Mary, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Waterhouse, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Almira, daughter of Simeon and Rebecca Skilling. 
Samuel, son of Solomon and Olive Bragdon. 
Benjamin, son of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 
Aphia, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Fogg. 
Isaiah, son of John Skillen and Rhoda Libby. 
Hannah, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Libby. 
Rhoda Green reed, the covenant and baptized. 
Elihu, son of Amos and Rhoda Libby. 
Lydia, daughter of Nathan and Abigail Libby. 
Elizabeth Libby reed, covenant and baptized. 
Elisha, son of Elisha and Hannah Brown, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Phamie and William, child" of Arthur and Elizabeth Pottinger, of 

Cape Elizabeth. 
Thankful, daughter of Ephraim and Sarah Gents, of Cape Elizabeth, 

baptized on Sarah Babb's account. 
Unice Dean, daughter of Anna Haze, of Cape Elizabeth, baptized 

on Thankful Haze's account. 
Daniel, son of Eliezer and Patience Strout, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Peter, son of Charles and Mary Foster, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Jacob, son of Thomas and Mary Brown, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Lydia Mitchel, of Cape Elizabeth, 

offered in baptism by her grandparents. 
Hannah, daughter of Charles and Anna Peeples, of Cape Elizabeth. 
Hannah, daughter of John and Abigail Prout. 
Sewall, son of Abnah and Anna Fogg. , 

Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Lydia Libby. 



236 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Sarah Plummer, baptized on her profession of Christ. 

John Adams, son of Samuel and Mary Tompson. 

Harriet, daughter of Stephen Libby jr., and Agnus his wife. 

Hannah, daughter of John and Lidia Jones. 

Benjamin Small, son of William and Dorathy Fogg. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Mathew and Dorcas Hagins. 

Oliver and Shirley, sons of Robert and Rebecca Libby. 

Addison and Hannah, child"^ of Joshua and Ruth Libby. 

Mathias, son of Mathias and Esther Libby. 

Reuben, son of John and Hannah Meserve. 

Silas, son of Jonathan and Abigail Libby. 

Anne, daughter of James and Sarah March. 

Hannah, daughter of Seth and Lydia Libby. 
Mar. 29, 1802. Benjamin, son of James and Polly Small. 
May 12, Cyprus, Sewall, Abigail Marr, child" of Reuben and Mercy Libby. 

Mercy Libby. 
16, Anna, daughter of Isaiah and Agnus Beels. 

June 6, Cyrus, Irene, Mary Anne, child"^ of Phineas and Mary Libby. 

July 4, Eliza, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Fogg. 

II, Mary Lancaster, daughter of Samuel and Mary Tomson. 

Aug. 18, Emily, daughter of Christopher and Lydia Dyer. 

22, Betsy Morris, wife of John Morris, reed, covenant and baptized. 

Benjamin, son of Jacob and Sarah Fogg. 

[To be continued.] 



Nov. 


23, 




30. 


Feb. 


I, 1801. 


June 


6, 


25» 


2 


i6, 


Aug. 


9. 


Nov. 


I, 




12, 



THE FLAX WHEEL. 



Rogers in his group entitled " Why don't you speak for yourself, 
John } " represents the fair Priscilla as using the flax wheel so well 
known to our grandmothers practically, and now so eagerly sought 
for as a relic of their time. 

In so doing, he has evidently followed the idea of Longfellow 
developed in the " Courtship of Miles Standish." 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 237 



But if we may credit historians, the flax wheel was not introduced 
into Massachusetts until nearly a hundred years after the incident 
celebrated in the poem and the group. 

Drake, in his " Boston," says, that the flax wheel was first intro- 
duced into this country by the Scotch-Irish colony, that came from 
Londonderry, Ireland, and its vicinity in 1718, and settled in New 
Hampshire. It was undoubtedly brought to Georgetown in this 
state by the same class of immigrants arriving the same year. The 
manufacture of linen in a new country was so important that it 
very soon attracted attention. 

Some of these immigrants settled in Boston, and " the people of 
Boston took hold of the matter with great earnestness." On Sep- 
tember 28, 1720, the subject was regularly brought before the town 
meeting and a committee appointed " to consider about promoting 
of a Spinning School or Schools for the instruction of the children 
of this Town." As a result, Spinning Schools were established, 
and a large building was erected on what is now Tremont street, 
for the purpose ; and on the end of the building facing that street 
was a female figure holding a distaff. One author says, " Spinning- 
wheels were then the hobby-horses of the Publick. The women 
of the Town, rich and poor, appeared on the Common with their 
wheels, and vied with each other in the dexterity of using them." 
The school continued three or four years, but the spasm was too 
violent to last long, and the manufacture of linen was wholly set 
aside. 

But in 1762 it was revived, and on the second of September, 
notice was given that the " Spinning School in the Manufactury 
House is again opened, where any person, who inclines, may learn 
to spin gratis ; and to be paid for their spinning after the first three 
months." At the same time a premium was offered to the four best 
spinners. 



238 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

The cultivation of flax and the manufacture of linen for family 
use became very general among the farmers, and the daughters of 
the family were accustomed to provide themselves with a " fit-out " 
of their own manufacture. But cotton and machinery came about 
and fifty years ago, the use of the flax wheel gradually ceased, and 
it was laid aside by the grandmother to be exhumed from the dust 
of the garret by the granddaughter, as a wonderful relic of the 
olden time. j. h. d. 



A PETITION IN BEHALF OF REV. SAIVP MOODY 
AND ABRA^ STEVENS IN YORK 1704. 



COMMUNICATED BY MRS. M. J. MOORE. 



To His Excellency Joseph Dudley Esq^ Captain Gener" and Gov- 
ern^ in chief of Her Maj*'®^ Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England, and the Hon^;^ the Councill, and 
Representatives of her Maj*'f S*? Province in Gen!^ Court 
Assembled. June 7"' 1704. 
The Humble Petition of Lewis Bane Representative of the Town 

of York, in behalfe of the S^ Town. 
Humbly Sheweth 

That the S*? Town are Bless'd with a very worthy Minister the 
Reverend My Sam;^ Moodey, whom in the time of Peace the Inhab- 
itants of the S^ Town with Difficulty, but cheerfullnesse Sup- 
ported : But are now Reduc'd to Such Poverty by the Calamity of 
the war that they are not capable to yield him a competent Main- 
tenance, And the S*^ M'' Sam! Moodey Served her Maj*f as 
chaplain to the forces that March'd the last winter to Pegwackit. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 239 

And constantly Serves as chaplain to the fforces Posted in the S^ 
Town. 

And your Petition^ doth further humbly shew that Abraham 

Stevens, a Souldier that Served Her Maj*^ under comand of L* 

Col? John March, was by reason of Sicknesse — Dismist from the 

Service by the S*? L* Col*? on the if^ of DeC; last at the afores^ 

Town of York, where he Continued Sick untill the 27*^ Day of 

May, during which Time the Select Men of the sf Town Took 

care for Diet, Lodging Attendance & Medicines for the S*? Souldier. 

Your Petitioner therefore humbly Praies your Excellency & 

Hon"*^ to Take the Premises into Consideration, and Grant 

Such Allowance toward the Support of the Rev*? M^ Mood^y 

afores^ as in your wisdom shall be thought proper. 

.^. __ . .^^ .. : 

Town have been at upon the Sick Souldier afores^ 

And y^ Peticoner shall as in Duty bo^nd ever 
Pray &c ^ 
June f^ 1704. Read. Lvnties Bane 

Jn Answer to y^ Petition within mentioned — Res^lued that there 
be paid out of the Publick Treasury of the Pro>ince Ten pounds, 
Towards the Support of the Reverend M'' Sa-^^f Moody the minis- 
ter of Said Town of Yorke — 

Further Resolued That there be allowed unto y® Town of York 
Fiue pounds out of y^ Tax Levied on them y^ last year for theire 
disbursm*.' on Abraham Steevens th^ Sick Souldier within named 

June: 14*!' 1704: ^^ 

In y^ House of Representatiaes lam' Converse speaker, — Voted 

& Sent up for Concurrence 

June. 16^.^ 1704. 

Jn Council, 

Read and concurr'd. 

Jsf Addington Secry 

Mass. Arch. Vol. XI. p. 191. 

16 



240 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

EARLY SETTLERS OF WELD. 



BY E. J. FOSTER. 



[Continued from p. 1 86.] 

The year 1816 was called by old settlers "The cold year" because 
of the very cold weather and frost in every month for the year ; 
the settlers affirm, that on the 9th of June ice formed on water left 
standing in their barns. Very little grain was raised, and famine 
threatened the settlement. 

Franklin D. Morrison came from Atkinson, N. H., about this 
*-ime, and opened the first store in the town for the sale of supplies 
in James. Houghton's log house, Mr. Houghton having previously 
erected a frame house, which is now occupied by his son Sewall. 
Mr. Morrison also engaged in the manufacture of potash. 

Jonas and Joel Ireland, and John McLaughlin, took up farms 
this year, \xhere they afterward built houses and settled. 

The plantation was incorporated as the town of Weld Feb. 8, 
18 1 6, and the l>st town meeting held at the house of Jere Foster 
on the 1 8th of February following, when the usual officers were 
chosen for the ensuing year. 

Marriages recorded ior 1816 were but two; March 28, John Dal- 
ton and Susannah Waugb, both of Weld; December 29, John 
McLaughlin and Martha New^nan. - 

Births recorded were eight; Jan. 25, Mary Jane, daughter of 
David McLaughlin; March 26, DavH, son of M. D. Masterman ; 
April 20, Louisa, daughter of James R. Kittredge ; June 2, Anna, 
daughter of Charles Bass ; Aug. 20, Henry, son of Benjamin Mas- 
terman ; Aug. 25, Dorcas, daughter of Stephen Holt; Oct. 11, 
Prescott, son of Ebenezer Newman jr.; Dec. 18, Phebe, daughter of 
Ebenezer Hutchinson. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 241 



The year 1817 was also a hard one for the settlers, as the previ- 
ous summer had been so cold little corn or other grain had been 
raised, and their supplies for provision were scarce, and prices high ; 
before the harvest was gathered corn sold for two dollars and fifty 
cents per bushel, and other grain in proportion ; this summer the 
settlers gathered their wheat as soon as it was sufficiently hard to 
cook, and ate it boiled with milk. 

Nothing of importance to record here occurred at the annual 
town meeting, unless we mention the vote to raise two hundred and 
fifty dollars to clear Dr. Perkins' land for him, and guide boards 
were erected at the different road crossings for the benefit of the 
traveling public. No new settlers came to the town, and none 
moved away this year. 

One marriage only was recorded for 181 7, Nov. 13, Abijah 
Keyes and Sukey Newman. 

Births recorded were ten; Jan. 23, Mary Ann, daughter of Sam- 
uel Gordan ; Feb. 14, Reuben, son of Ephraim Russell; March i, 
Andrew, son of Joseph Storer jr. ; March 5, Roxanna, daughter of 
Jacob Ela; March 5, Elizabeth, daughter of Stephen Holt; June 
25, Samuel, son of Lemuel Jackson jr.; July 3, Mary Ann, daugh- 
ter of Jotham Button; Sept. 11, Erastus, son of Abel Holt; Oct. 
25, Rebecca, daughter of Ephraim Houghton; Nov. 25, Harrison, 
son of Elisha Holman. I find recorded one death, that of Wm. 
Freeman, in June ; he died with his brother Smith Freeman, and 
was the first person supported by the town. 

In 18 1 8 the school districts were numbered by the selectmen, 
and the house in the southeast of the town was numbered one; that 
on the west side of the pond, two ; at the head of the pond, three ; 
near James Masterman's, four ; and near Caleb Holt's, five. 



242 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Two poor children of Jesse White were cared for by Samuel 
White this year, at the town's charge, for seven shillings per week. 

James Greenwood came from Dublin, N. H., this year, and set- 
tled on the farm now owned by Maj. Phillips, where he lived until 
1843, when he exchanged his farm with Dr. Eastman for a house at 
Holt's Mills, now owned by D. T. Jones ; he remained here about 
ten years, then with his three sons, Cyrus, James S., and Joseph, he 
removed to Wilton, and about 1862 they all went to Minnesota. 
There was quite an exodus from the town this year to the west, as 
New York and Ohio was then called, and Nehemiah Storer, David 
H. Carleton, George and Samuel Robinson, Freeman Sampson, 
John McLaughlin, and some others, left Weld to make new homes 
in that country. Samuel Phelps and Bartholomew Reed also moved 
from the town this year. 

Marriages do not appear on the town records for 18 18. 

Births were seven : Jan. 6, William, son of David McLaughlin ; 
March 7, Sarah, daughter of Charles Bass ; April 10, Sally, daugh- 
ter of Eben. Newman jr.; April 14, Fidelia, daughter of Abel Holt; 
May 31, Arvilla, daughter of J. R. Kittredge ; June i, John, son of 
Stephen B. Webster; Sept. 27, Almira, daughter of Benj. Master- 
man. One death occurred, that of Mary, wife of David McLaugh- 
lin, on Sept. 6. 

At a town meeting held at Caleb Holt's July 21, 18 19, to consider 
the expediency of the separation of Maine from Massachusetts, fif- 
ty-five votes were cast, all in favor of separation. Another meeting 
was held at the same place Sept. 20, and Dr. Perkins was elected a 
delegate to the convention to draft a constitution. At another 
meeting at the same place December 6, the constitution was ac- 
cepted ; all the votes cast, thirty-seven, being in favor. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 243 

One marriage only is recorded for 1819, that of Daniel Master- 
man and Eliza Storer, April 20. 

Births mentioned are ten: March 10, Sophronia, daughter of 
Wm. Stevens; March 14, Luther, son of Eben. Hutchinson; Mar. 
15, Warren, son of Joseph Storer jr.; March 22, Sampson, son of 
Lemuel Jackson; June 16, Elizabeth, daughter of Benj. Houghton; 
June 29, Aziel, son of Ephraim Houghton; July 15, Perkms, son 
of Ephraim Russell; July 19, Armina, daughter of M. D. Master- 
man; Sept. 18, Roger, son of Jotham Dutton; Oct. 10, Dorcas, 
daughter of James Houghton jr. 

No new settlers came in this year, and but one removed from the 
town, this was Abel Fisk, who returned to Wilton, N. H. 



EXTRACTS FROM RECORDS OF ST. PAUL'S 
CHURCH IN PORTLAND, 1763-1817. 



COMMUNICATED BY JOHN T. HULL, ESQ. 



Bradbury Samuel, son of Wymond and Mary (of Georgetown), 
b. Aug. 4, 1768; bap. Feb. 12, 1769. 

Brown Lucy, daughter of William and Eliza, 
b. Aug. 4, 1769 ; bap. Aug. i6, 1769. 

Crosby Lydia, b. May i, 1768 ; bap. May 24, 1768, 
Emma, b. Oct. i, 1769 ; bap. Oct. 22, 1769, 
Children of Watson and Abigal. 

Codman Fred., bap. Feb. 4, 1796, 

Randolph, b. Nov. 24, 1796; bap. Jan. 29, 1797, 
Children of James and Elizabeth. 



244 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

Cox Susanna, b. Jan. i, 1764; bap. Sept. 13, 1765, 
Thomas, b. Aug. 20, 1765 ; bap. Sept. 13, 1765, 
Julia, b. May 19, 1767 ; bap. May 26, 1767, 
Children of John and Sarah. 

Cook John, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, 
b. Sept. I, 1766 ; bap. Sept. 3, 1766. 

Cammett Thomas, son of Phil, and Jane, 
bap. July 3, 1763. 

Davis Abigal, daughter of Jane, 

b. June 18, 1769 ; bap. May 27, 1770. 

Dorset Jedediah, son of Amariah and Salome, 
b. Aug. 17, 1769 ; bap. Aug. 30, 1769. 

Deering Dorcas, George, James Milk, children of James and Almira, 
bap. March 5, 1799. 

Fernald Nathaniel, son of Peletiah and Abigal, 
b. Sept. II, 1763 ; bap. Sept. 18, 1763. 

Fosdick Thomas, Richard, Henry, bap. Aug. 24, 1787, 
Ann Jones, bap. March 6, 1799, 
Children of James and Anne. 

Fowler Joseph, son of Philip and Dorcas, 
bap. May 9, 1798. 

Hodgkins Lucy, daughter of Rachel, 

b. April II, 1766 ; bap. June 3, 1767. 

Holland William, b. Aug. 22, 1768 ; bap. Sept. 9, 1768, 

John Greenwood, b. June 23, 1770; bap. July 8, 1770, 
James Alexander Atherton, bap. July 11, 1797, 
Mary Ann, bap. July 11, 1797, 

Children of William and Elizabeth. 

Harding Ariston, Job, Stephen, David Wheaton, Anne, Harriet, William, children 
of Stephen and Anne, 
bap. March 13, 1799. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder, 245 

Louther George, bap. Aug. 3, 1766 ; bap. Aug. 31, 1766, 
Robert, b. Dec. 13, 1769 ; bap. Dec. 24, 1769, 
Children of John and Rebecca. 

Louther John Oulton, son of John and Lydia, 
b. April 10, 1770 ; bap. April 22, 1770. 

Motley Jacob, son of John and Lydia, 

b. Dec. 7, 1766 ; bap. Dec. — , 1766. 

Minot John, b. Feb. 5, 1767 ; bap. Feb. 8, 1767, 
Henry, b. July, 1769 ; bap. Aug. 20, 1769, 
Children of John and Susannah. 

Moss Mary, b. Nov., 1764: bap. Jan. 25, 1767, 

James Purington, b. March 23, 1767 ; bap. March 29, 1767, 
Children of Joseph and Mary. 

Mountfort John, son of Edward, 

b. May 24, 1767 ; bap. May 31, 1767. 

Minot Stephen, b June 3, 1767 (Brunswick) ; bap. March, 1769, 
Thomas, b. March, 1769 ; bap. June 2, 1769, 
Children of Thomas and Abigal. 

McLellan Ellen W., Charles and Henry, children of Samuel R. and . 

bap. June 6, 1813. 

Mayo Charles Augustus, son of Eben and Eliza M., 
bap. March 13, 1799. 

Motley Mary and Alexander, children of Alexander and Mary, 
bap. Feb. 28, 1801. 

Motley George Godfrey, son of Thomas and Clarissa, 
bap. Feb. 28, 1801. 

Moody Dorcas, John Watson, Enoch, children of Lemuel and Emma M., 
bap. June 6, 1813. 

Motley George, son of Robert and Mary, 
bap. June 6, 18 13. 

Patterson David, son of , 

b. July, 1765 ; bap. July 26, 1765. 



246 Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 



Preble Martha, daughter of Jedediah and , 

b. Nov. 18, 1754; bap. July 26, 1765. 

Preble Ebenezer, b. Aug. 15, 1757 ; bap. July 26, 1765, 

Edward (Com.), b. Nov. 25, 1759 ; bap. July 26, 1765, 
Joshua, b. Aug. 15, 1761 ; bap. July 26, 1765, 
Enoch, b. July 2, 1763 ; bap. July 26, 1765, 
Statira, b. Jan. 3, 1767 ; bap. Jan. 18, 1767, 
Henry, b. Jan. 24, 1770 ; bap. Feb. 5, 1770, 
Children of Jedediah and Mehitable. 

Preble Jeremiah, b. July, 1765 (Penobscot) ; bap. Sept. 7, 1766, 
Samuel, b. March 28 (Penobscot) ; bap. Aug. 16, 1770, 
Children of Jedediah and Avis. 

Purrenton Mary Moss, b. July 14, 1745, 
Anna, b. March 2, 1749, 
Sarai, b. Aug. 18, 1756, 

Daughters of James (of Hayeswell) ; bap. Jan. 25, 1767. 

Pointer William, b. Aug., 1768 ; bap. Sept. 4, 1768, 
Samuel, b. Aug., 1770; bap. Sept. 2, 1770, 
Children of William and Lydia. 

Pettingell Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1769 ; bap. March 19, 1769, 
Dorcas, b. July, 1770; bap. July 29, 1770, 
Children of Daniel and Hannah. 

Purrenton Joseph, son of Anne, 

b. Dec. 12, 1767 ; bap. July 22, 1770. 

Robinson Mehitable, daughter of Ebenezer (C. E.) 
b. Oct. I, 1764; bap. May 7, 1766. 

Ross Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1768 ; bap. Feb. 7, 1768, 
Jennet, b. Nov. 21, 1769 ; bap. Dec. 17, 1769, 
Children of James and Mary R. 

Riggs Josiah, son of Joseph and Abigal R., 
bap. July 2, 1769. 

Roberts John, son of Joseph and Ruth R., 
b. Oct. 26, 1769 ; bap. Oct. 29, 1769. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Becorder. 247 

Rolfe Benjamin and James, bap. Dec. 4, 1796, 

Nathaniel, Abigal, William Mills, Esther Winslow, Daniel,bap. Nov. 20, 1796, 
Children of Benjamin and Abigail. 

Savage Arthur, b. April 28, 1766 ; bap. April 30, 1766, 
Eliza, b. Feb. 23, 1768 ; bap. Feb. 23, 1768, 
Children of Arthur and Eliza. 

Sheppard Anna, daughter of John and Sarah, 
b. Oct. 2, 1767 ; bap. Nov. 3, 1767. 

Stanford James, son of James and Hannah, 

b. June 23, 1788 ; bap. March 26, 1797. 

Waite Joshua, b. Dec. 23, 1764; bap. Jan. 9, 1765, 
Abigal, b. Feb. i, 1769 ; bap. April 2, 1769, 
William Pike, b. Nov. 27, 1766 ; bap. Jan. 11, 1767, 
Children of Benjamin and Abigal. 

Wiswall John S., b. March 3, 1765 (Brunswick) ; bap. June 16, 1765, 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1767 ; bap. Feb. 2, 1767, 

Children of (Rev.) John and Mercey. 
Bradstreet, a slave of Rev. Mr. Wiswall, bap. April 25, 1769; (Mr. Wis- 
wall had three slaves baptized). 

Watts Thomas Oxnard, b. March 2, 1766 ; bap. March 9, 1766, 
Edward, b. May 10, 1768 ; bap. May 22, 1768, 
Sarah, b. June, 1770; bap. June 12, 1770, 
Children of Edward and Mary. 

Waite Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1766 ; bap. May 25, 1766, 
Emma, b. Oct. 18, 1768 ; bap. Oct. 23, 1768, 
Children of Stephen and Abigal. 

Waite Edward S., bap. July 7, 1793, 

Stephen, b. March, 1795 ; bap. Feb. 14, 1796, 
Nancy, bap. Sept. 9, 1792, 
Matilda and Mary Ann, bap. March 6, 1799, 
Children of Stephen and Mary W. 

Wyer Abigal, b. March 18, 1767 ; bap. March 29, 1767, 
Elizabeth, b. Oct. 29, 1768 ; bap. Nov. 6, 1768, 
Children of David and Eliza. 



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Waterhouse John, son of William and Sara, 
b. May, 1767 ; bap. June 28, 1767. 

Waterhouse Jacob, son of Jacob and Ann, 

b. March 2, 1768 ; bap. March 6, 1768. 

Waldo Francis, b. Dec. 26, 1768 ; bap. Dec. 28, 1768, 
Francis Wainwright, 
William Tyng, 
Sarah Erving, bap. March 5, 1799, 

Children of Samuel and Sarah Tyng. 

Waite Jane, b. March 27, 1796 ; bap. Jan. 29, 1797, 
Jane, bap. March 6, 1799, 

Children of Samuel and Betsey. 

Waite Nancy, daughter of George and Ellen, 

bap. July 10, 1803 ; (married N. F. Deering). 

Wildrage John Thorlo, bap. June 6, 18 13, 
George Waite, bap. June 5, 18 14, 
Jane Watson, bap. June 9, 18 17, 
Children of John and Nancy. 

Waite Francis, b. April, 1765 ; bap. May 26, 1765, 
Thomas, b. Aug. i, 1767 ; bap. Aug. 2, 1768, 
Ann, b. June 10, 1769; bap. June 11, 1769, 
George, b. Feb. 4, 1773, 
John Fox, b. Sept. 22, 1775, 
Robert and Charles, b. July 23, 1777, 
Robert, b. Aug. 23, 1781, 
Lucy, b. July 17, 1783, 

Children of Col. John and Hannah W. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 249 



THE FARM OF COL« SAM^ WALDO. 



CONTRIBUTED BY EDWIN EMERY. 



•Province of the | To His Excellency Thomas Hutchison Esq^ 
Massachusetts Bay | Captain General Governor &c of s^ Province 

The Hon^^^ His Majesty's Council & the Hon^^^ 
House of Representatives. 
We your Petitioners Assessors for the District of Cape Elizabeth 
in behalf of said District Humbly Shew — That the Rev. Mr. 
Thomas Brown who is A Minister of the third Parish in Falmouth 
hath hired and doth live on and improve the most Valuable Farm 
in said District, which Farm belonged to the late Col"! Samuel 
Waldo Esq: of Falmouth Deceas'd Which Farm Cattle &C we have 
just put down in the foregoing list, in page 9 — We think it a 
great Damage to, and infringment on the Right of said District 
that a Minister of Another Town Should hire and live on so Val- 
uable a Farm in this District and pay no Taxes for the same, which 
said My Brown utterly refuses to do, because he is A Settled Min- 
ister in Falmouth — We your Petitioners Humbly pray your Excel- 
lency's and Honor's Directions Whether s^ M^ Brown shall be 
Taxed for said Farm or not — And Your Petitioner's as in Duty 
Bound shall every pray. 

David Strout 
Thomas Simonton 
Benjamin Jordan 
Cape Elizabeth, Septf 23; 1771 

Page 9 referred to shows that he was taxed for 2 horses, 4 oxen, 
18 cows, 70 sheep and goats, 200 A. of pasturage, capable of pas- 
turing 50 cows, 4 A. of tillage, producing on an average 40 bushels 



250 Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 



of grain annually, loo A. of English and upland mowing and 40 
A. of fresh meadow, producing 52 and 28 tons of hay respectively. 
The annual worth of the farm after deducting necessary repairs 
was ^85. 6s. 



SKILLINGS FAMILY. 

A FEMALE BRANCH. 



BY WM. B. LAPHAM. 



Elizabeth Skillings, daughter of Samuel and Aroda (Haley) 
Skillings, born April 25, 171 3, married Ebenezer Doane, formerly 
of Cape Cod, and a descendant of John Doane, an Assistant to 
Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony in 1633. Baylies says of 
the posterity of Dea. John Doane : " They are numerous and re- 
spectable, and reside principally within the limits of ancient East- 
ham." Ebenezer Doane, with others of the family, came to Cape 
Elizabeth, and resided at Long Creek. They were generally sea- 
faring people. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Doane went 
to Buckfield, and resided with her daughter Joanna Berry. She 
owned forty-five acres of land lying near Long Creek, which was 
given her by her father, Samuel Skillings. This land came into 
the possession of William Berry of Buckfield, who sold it to Edward 
Doane of Cape Elizabeth. 

The only son of Elizabeth (Skillings) Doane was Levi, who was 
lost at sea. Of her daughters, 

Deborah, m. Joshua Wescott. 
jfoanna, m. William Berry. 
Mary, m. David Gammon. 

Did she have other daughters '^, 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 251 

Deborah Doane, who married Joshua Wescott, had the following 
children : 

i Simeon, b. Nov. 2, 1766. 
ii Ephraim, b. Sept. 1 6, 1770. 
iii Eunice, b. August 29, 1773. 
iv Nancy, b. March 31, 1777. 

V Betsey, b. March 3, 1781. 
vi Levi, b. January 31, 1785. 

Joanna Doane, who married William Berry, son of George and 
Sarah (Stickney) Berry of Falmouth (now Portland), moved to 
Buckfield, and had children.* 

i Mary^ b. Feb. 22, 1775 ; m. Luther Whitman of Woodstock. 

ii Levi, b. April 23, 1777 ; m. Susannah Bryant of Paris, 
iii Dorcas, b. June 16, 1779 ; m. Jacob Whitman of Woodstock, 
iv jfoanna, b. March 11, 1781 ; m. ist, Samuel Briggs; 2d, Rev. Nathaniel 
Chase. 

V William, b. April 17, 1783 ; m. Deborah Drake. 

vi Elizabeth, b. June i, 1785 ; m. James Ricker of Buckfield. 
vii George, b. July ^o, 1787 ; m. Sally Swan of Paris. 
viii Obadiah, b. July 30, 1790 ; m. Abigail Ricker. 

ix Sally, b. June 9, 1792 ; m. Tobias Ricker of Buckfield. 

X Remember^ b. Dec. 22, 1794 ; m. John Swett of Turner. 

xi Zeri, b. Nov. i, 1797 ; m. Abigail Turner of Turner. 

Mary Doane who married David Gammon, moved to Buckfield. 
Children : 

i Eu7iice, b. July 15, 1780. 
ii jfoseph, b. January 3, 1784. 

iii Thomas, b. January 27, 1786. ' 

iv Polly, b. June 22, 1788. 
V Levi, b. August i, 1791. 
vi Robifison, b. Feb. 10, 1794. 
vii Deborah, b. April 10, 1797. 
viii Charity, b. April 10, 1800. 
* All of her eleven children had families, and her grandchildren numbered over ninety. 



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CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS AT STROUDWATER. 



CONTRIBUTED BY ISAAC COBB. 



[Continued from page igy.^ 



In memory of 
M? ANDREW P. FROST, 
who died 
May 24, 1805 : 
Mt. 52. 



To the Memory 

of M" ELEANOR FROST, 

Wife to 

ANDT PEPPV FROST, 

Who departed this Life 

on the 6*? of Octr 1795. 

Aged 37 Years. 

Gentle of manners, to her friends sincere, 

A tender Mother, 

To her Children's memory Dear. 



Sacred to the memory of 

Mrs. Abigail., widow of 
Daniel Epes Frost Esq. 
died Mar. 10, 1826. 
jEt 81. 



Mifs Jane Frost, 

Died June 23d, 

1792 

in the 42 d, year 

of her age. 



Charles Froft, Son 

of Charles Froft ; 
Esq? & M? Joanna his 

Wife. Died Jan7 8*^ 

1747. Aged 14 Months. 



ROBERT WATERHOUSE, 
DIED 

Aug. 7, 1808, 
JEt. 38. 



BETSEY, 
his wife., died in N. K, 
Aug. 13, 1829, 
JEt. 56. 



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253 



In memory of 

ELEANOR PORTERFIELD. 

2^. wife of 

Jonathan Sparrow, 

Born Nov. 17, 1773, 

Died Aug. 5, 1865. 



THOMAS J. SPARROW, 

Born March 4, 1805, 

Died Dec. 22. 1870. 



JONATHAN SPARROW 


In Memory of 


Born Dec. 25, 1768, 


Mr. William Porterfield 


Died Aug. 20, 1843. 


who Died 




AugfJ 16W 1788 




Aged 45 Years. 


In Memory of 




M? HANNAH SPARROW 


ELIZABETH 


Wife of 
Mr Jonathan Sparrow 


wife of William 
PORTERFIELD. 


who departed this Life 

Feb^ ID*?', 1799 : 

in the 25*.^ Year of her Age. 


died Oct. 12^ 1S44, 


Blessed are they that die in the Lord. 





In memory of 
THOMAS PORTERFIELD, 

Who was burned 

in a loging camp 

at Waterford, Me., 

March 23, 18 ij., . 

^. 27. 



JAMES PORTERFIELD 
died 
Sept. g 1826: 
^. so. 



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POLLY PORTERFIELD 


ELIJAH BOND, 


DIED 


DIED 


April 3, 1854, 


Dec. 31, 1835, 


aged 74 yrs. 



JE. 67. 


& 2 mos. 






SARAH, 




WIFE OF 


WILLIAM MAXFIELD 


ELIJAH BOND, 


Vied 


DIED 


May I, 1840, 


June 25, 1846, 


^t. 80. 


JE. 67. 


ISABELLA, 


In memory of 


widow of 


Daniel Mason Esq. 


William Maxfield 


formerly of Watertown, 


Died 


Mas. died 


Apr. 25, 1852. 


Oct. 9, 18 1 7. 


^t. 93. 


^t. 60. 






SAMUEL DALTON 

died 

Apr. 27, 1821, 

JE. 50. 


SAMUEL MASON, 

DIED 

June 2, 1871, 

Aged 52 y'rs. 


MARY B. 


EUNICE N. 


his wife died 1809. 


wife 


HULDAH, 


of Samuel Mason^ 


his wife died 18 14. 


DIED 


Also three children who died 


March ig, 1868, 


previously. 


JEt. 51. 



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255 



SACRED 
to 

the memory of 

M? Isaac Lobdell, 

who died 

June i8, 1806 : 

^t. 51. 

Not lost but gone before. 



In memory of 

ISAAC LOBDELL, 

fWM(^ ^^^^ 
July 31, 1832, 

CHARLOTTE, 

Feb. 27, 1840, 
MX. 47. 



MIRIAM, 
WIFE OF 

Randall Johnson, 

DIED 

April 7, 1853, 

M. 86 yrs. 
17 



In memory of 

WILLIAM JOHNSON 

who departed this life 

May 18^^ 1796. 

Aged 25 Years. 



ELIZABETH, 

wife of Caleb Bartlett^ 

died Apr. 23, 1840, 

^t 81. 

Isaac died at St. Domingo 
Sept. lygg^ uEt. ig. 

Caleb died at St. Domingo 
Sept. 18 2J. yEt. 4^. 

George was lost on his 

passage to Cuba^ 

Dec. 1826. yEt. J4. 

Sons of Caleb & 
Elizabeth Bartlett. 



CAPT. 

DEXTER BREWER, 

died 

Sept. d, 7<?5'o, 

Mt. 55. 



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JAxNE, 

wtye of 

Capt. Dexter Brewer^ 

died jfune jo, 1833^ 



This stone is erected 
in the memory of 

CHARLES PIERCE, 
who was born in Haver- 
hill Mass July 23, 1777 : 
and departed this life 
Oct^ 26 1827 Mt 50 yrs 

3 months 3 days. 

t 

As in Adam all die even so in cris 
shall all be made alive ; for this 
corruptible must put on incorru- 
ption and this mortal must 
put on immortality. 



MARGARETT, 

wife of 
Charles Pierce^ 

DIED 

April 2, 1853, 

J^. 71 y's. I mo. 



OUR PARENTS. 

JOB THOMES, 

Died Jan. 10, 182'j^ 

JE, 41. 

MARY, 

his wife, Died in Boston 

yune 1834 

^' 33- 



NATHANIEL THOMES, 
DIED 

July 8, 1862, 
aged 67 yrs. 



MOSES QUINBY, 
DIED 

May 6, 1857, 
JE. 71. 



ANNE, 

Wife of 

Moses Quinby, 

DIED 

April 2, 1859, 
JE. 70. 



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257 






Sept. 3, 1870, 

aged 90 yrs. 9 ms, 

& 27 days. 

^« honest man's the noblest 
work of God. 



Sept. 24, 1874, 
aged 82 yrs. 10 mos 
& 4 days. 

Yea though I walk through the valley 
of the shadow of death ^ I will fear no 
evil: for thou art with me: 



In memory of 
MISS CATHERINE TATE 

dau\ of Cap^. Robert 6- 

J/:^ Martha Tate, 

who died Sep*. 6, 1818: 

(^g^d j8 years. 

MARY TATE, 
wife of 

William Libby^ 

Died 

Mar. 10, 1838, 

M. 63. 



PELEG MITCHELL 
DIED 

April 2, 1859, 
M\.. 83 yrs. 



ANN, 

wife of 
Peleg Mitchell, 

DIED 
Apr. 30, 1840, 

M. 65. 

Mother, rest from sin and sorrow, 
Death is o'er and life is won. 



DIED 

Dec. 28, 1835, 

M.. 58 yr's. 4 m's. 

PATIENCE, 

wife of Archibald Walker^ 

DIED Oct. 15, 1825, 

J^. 42 yr's. 7 ms. 

Also their children. 

Peaceful be their silent slumbers. 



JOHN M. MILLIKEN 

DIED 

Oct. 9, 18'/^. 

JE. 86. 

Look aloft, the spirifs risen 
Death cannot the soul imprison, 
''Tis in heaven that spirits dwell, 
Glorious though invisible. 



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SUSAN, 

wife of 

JOHN M. MILLIKEN, 

DIED 

Nov. 14, 1858, 
Aged 66. 

" This world, she cried, is not my place; 

I seek a place in heaven, 
A country far from mortal sight : 

Yet O, by faith I see 
The land of rest, the saints' delight, 

The heaven prepared for me." 



JOSEPH QUINBY 

DIED 

April 14, 1776, 
^. 61, 

MARY, 

widow of 

JOSEPH QUINBY, 

DIED 

April 12, 181^^ 

yE. gj. 

Joseph Quinby \ was buried at \ Saccarappa. 



GLEANINGS FROM COUNTY FILES. 



BY WILLIAM M. SARGENT, ESQ. 



20 July, 1696. — Administration granted to Richard King of the 
estate of his father-in-law Gabriel Tetherly, of Kittery, deceased, 
his daughter Elizabeth West ^ having renounced the Executorship. 

[See " Recorder," II., 198.] (York Probate office, L 30.) 

*She married ist, John West of Exeter, 2d, Hon. Peter Weare, of Hampton. See Mr. Sargent's 
Weare Family, p. 478, in " Old Times." 

Sam^.^ Hayword, of Reading, deposes 28 July, 1732: "aged about 
65; that in the beginning of the year 1703 he went down to Fal- 
mouth in Casco Bay in order to settle there, and that he was very 
intimately acquainted with David Phippen of Falmouth aforesaid 
who then dwelt near the Fort on New Casco so called." 

(York Reg. 16-148.) 

It appears from notes now being prepared on the "Book of Eastern Claims" that Phippen 
bought 60 acres on the N. E. side of the Presumpscot River of Thomas Mason 19 Dec. 1693, which 
were granted to him by President Danforth. Owing to the confusion incident to the second Indian 
war, he placed his deed upon record at Salem, Book 13, p, 217, — one of the many instances disclosed 
in that most valuable record, of like occurrence, from which many missing links essential to the titles 
hereabouts will yet be supplied. 



Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 259 

"All which Lands, Island, meadow formerly belonged unto & was 
in ye Lawful possession of James Andrews and was purchased of 
him ye sd Andrews by John Rouse of Marshfield in ye year 1698 
part of it being ye place where ye ffort lately stood." 

(Id. 9-78.) 

These two extracts refer to Fort Casco, which stood upon the second point to the right of travelers 
going from Portland out over Martins Point bridge, opposite the " Brothers Islands," its site now 
being owned by Mrs. R. Johnson. It was included in the grant by Richard Vines, in behalf of 
Gorges, to Arthur Mackworth a.d, 1635, who had lived there before the advent of Cleeve and Tucker 
to Portland Neck, and was conveyed by Jane Mackworth, the successive widow of Samuel Andrews 
and of Mackworth, under the authority conferred by the latter's nuncupative will to her eldest son 
James Andrews, 25 Mch. 4 Chas. II., and thus constitutes one of the oldest continuous titles in 
the State. It may be well to add to the information of " Adam Newbegin " in the "Daily Press " of 
Sept. nth, 1885, that Samuel Andrews, aged 2)7 ^ his wife Jane, aged 30, his daughters Jane, aged 3, 
who married George Felt, and Elizabeth, aged 2, who married Francis Neale, embarked in the " In- 
crease " of London 14 April, 1635, and were from the vicinity of Lombard street in that city, and 
were members of the established church, bringing their certificates of conformity. 

29 June, i68i; "Capt. [Walter] Barefoot is allowed his cost in 
physicke for his care & paynes taken about Humphrey Churchwood 
who lay sicke at Francis Trickeys a considerable tyme — gott his 
hurt in the Countrys Service in the tyme of the wars." 

(Court Records.) 

Richard Row, deposes i Oct. 1678: "of Kittery, aged about 40; 
that in latter part of year 1676 Jos: Pearce living then in Kittery 
came to me and John Andrews both of us togeather and desired of 
us very earnestly, begging of us both to take notice of his words 
that after his decease w" all his debts was payd, that y^ remaind"* of 
his estate hee freely gave unto Margery Bray daughter to John 
Bray of Kittery shippwright & further begging very Earnestly of 
this Deponed that hee would not forget it, that shee might not bee 
cheated of Jt & further sayd this shall bee my last will & testame.*" 

(York Reg. 3-39.) 

Samson Whitte, aged 23, deposes to same effect, adding that 
Joseph Pearce "went last to sea." (id.) 

John Andrews, aged 26, deposes to same effect. (id.) 



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I July, 1679; "To settle estate of Jos Pearce late of Kittery 
deed first one-third to be delivered to Saraih Mattown sister to said 

Pearce " (Court Records.) 

"Saraih Mattown alias Jones or Pearce not living with her 
husband." (id.) 

1681 ; "Complaint of Rupert Mattown & Saraiah Joanes alias 
Pearce since married to said Mattown — relating to a divorse be- 
tween both parties." (id.) 

Divorce decreed. (id.) 

I Aug., 1660; Huybreckt Matton, one of three witnesses to Thos. Langley's bond; (York Reg. 
I. 200.) ; he submitted to Mass. at Kittery 1652; in 1673 was an appraiser on John Pearce's inven- 
tory ; afterward owned land at Saco adjoining Eliza. Sharp; in 1689 was among the soldiers sent 
from Norfolk and Piscataqua to Marlboro'; in 1693 had a seat in the church at Portsmouth. The 
name for some time survived in Dover and vicinity. Query : was he the son of the above parties .'' 

1684; "William Pepperly [i.e. Pepperell] is Plaintiff In an 
Action of the case for withholding of an Estate given unto Mar- 
gery the wife of sd Plaintiff Contra Hene : Seavey Defend* The 
Jury finds for the Defend*. Costs of Court 8! 6"?" 

(Court Records.) 

Ellner Pearces Will, dated 7 Aug., 1675; — "to son Joseph 
and daughters Sarah and Mary." (York Reg. 5-20.) 

She was the widow of John Pearse, who removed from Charlestown to Kittery, and died 1673, 
leaving an estate appraised at £1$^. Suffolk Reg. Deeds c^X's, him " mariner of London, and of 
Wapping." Wyman makes him eldest son of Thomas, of Charlestown, but probably by an earlier 
wife than the Elizabeth .... he assigns to him. 

The above notes considered collectively furnished a long sought clue to the grandmother of the 
Baronet, Sir William Pepperell, the wife of John Bray. Her christian name is given in the Went- 
WORTH Book, I., 307, n., as Jane, and it was correctly surmised that she was a Pearse, sister to the 
above Joseph. York Probate Records., I., 40, affords the proof positive in an agreement between 
John Braey and Micom Macantire, dated April 7, 1699, in which they describe themselves as "sons- 
in-law to John Pearce." 

Thus, by the fortunate mention of the proportion awarded by the Court above, after its decision 
that what Joseph Pearce intended should be his nuncupative will was too long anterior to his death 
to be permitted to go upon record as such, are we enabled to decide that there were three of his 

sisters: Sarah, the eldest, who had married i, Jones, 2, Rupert Mattoon; Jane, wife of John 

Bray, who had certainly predeceased both her mother (not being mentioned in her will above), and 
her brother Joseph, leaving an only child'* Margery (who became the mother of the Baronet) ; and 
Mary who married Micom Macantire. 

"lam aware of the fact that Mrs. Margery (Bray) Pepperell makes a bequest to her *' sister 
Mary Deering " — but it would seem that she must have been by John Bray's second wife, Margaret 
Lambert, of Gloucester. 



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6 Nov., 1677: " Philip Foxwell had been appointed Administra- 
tor of the estate of his father Richard Foxwell, but as it now 
appeared that he had not given bond, the Court appoints George 
Norton, son-in-law to Mr. Foxwell, to be joint Administrator with 

Philip Foxwell." (Court Records.) 

25 June, 1685; "In answer to John Harmon's Petition for set- 
tling Richard Foxwell's Estate, to children of his eldest son John, 
and others to whom it belongs: — the Court orders: that Philip 
Foxwell one of his Administrators in possession thereof be called 
to account for his Administration, and y* Deborah Foxwell the 
woman alias Deborah Harmon have her thirds set out and a double 
portion for ye eldest son." (^^•) 

26 March, 1714; Letters of Administration issued to Joseph 
Curtis and Richard Rogers, both of Kittery, on estate of Richard 
Foxwell — " Whereas your grandfather Mr. Richard Foxwell of 
Scarborough dec'd intestate" &c., &c. 

(York Probate Office, II., 89.) 

See Folsotn' s Saco 6^ Biddeford, pp. 117 and 118, for an account of this family. Though it is in 
the main reliable, and extremely creditable to that first investigator, these new points are now made 
by recent investigations; that Foxwell's eldest son was neither Richard, nor Philip, but John, who 
left more children than the single son there assigned to him. See also Dr. Banks' account of these 
people in the October, 1885, Gen. Register, and change these errors into which he has been led by 
too implicit reliance upon Folsom. The Joseph Curtis to whom administration was granted in 1714 
was the grandson, not the son-in-law of Richard Foxwell: — George Norton, not '• yc/4«," was his 
son-in-law; — John Foxwell's widow who subsequently married John Harmon, it now seems certain 
was named Deborah and not '"^Elizabeth,'''' as he prints it. 

4? 1685; "Administration to Elizabeth Gowen alias Smyth of 
the estate of her husband William. Her brother Capt Frost and 
Nicholas Frost stand bound y* sd Elizabeth Frost shall bring a true 

inventory." (Court Records.) 

Nicholas Frost came from the city of Bristol, in England, as appears from his contract with his 
servant Thomas Orchard there, on record in Book I., York Registry, but is stated by a descendant 
to have been born at Tiverton. 

Names of Children of Patience Spencer subscribed to an agree- 
ment to divide the estate; 15 Nov., 1683 ; 



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" William Spencer ; Humphrey Spencer ; Moses Spencer ; Ephra- 
im Joy; Thomas Check." 

"We order lo shillings to be paid to Daniel Goodin as a toaken 
of remembrance out of the estate." (id.) 

Patience Spencer was the widow of Thomas Spencer (v. Recorder, II., 132), who was sent over 
by Mason to Piscataqua in 1630, and the daughter of William Chadbourne, who 14 Mch., 1633-4, 
with his partners James Wall and John Goddard, signed an agreement (a duplicate original of which 
is preserved in the Mass. Archives 3, 437), with John Mason, to go over and remain five years, they 
to have three-fourths of the profits from the mills, and own three-fourths of the houses which Mason 
was to furnish ; they came over with Henry Jocelyn in the " Fide-Cow," arriving at Portsmouth 
8 July, 1634: her brother Humphrey Chadbourne remembers her affectionately in his will, 6 May, 
1667. 

From other sources it is known that Thomas and Patience (Chadbourne) Spencer had also daugh- 
ters Susanna, who married John Gattensby, and Mary, who married Thomas Etherington (or Ever- 
inton, V. Recorder, II., 129.) 

A paper upon these allied families of Chadbourne, Spencer, and Goodwin, will at some future day 
appear in the Recorder. 

" Tobias Oakeman of lawful Age declares and says that about 
Fifty five years since [i.e. 1678] he lived at Casco Bay and that he 
was very well acquainted with one Ralph Turner who lived at Casco 
Bay aforesd & that sd Turner had & Lived on a Farm or Tract of 
Land in said Town bounded Northerly of sd Casco fore River 
Westerly by a Creek called Barberry Creek Easterly by one Clark 
& he well remembers that sd Turner had & Improved the Island 
now called Turners Island peaceably (& was not Molested by any 
Person) Togeather with the Marsh Adjoyning thereto & he well 
remembers that when sd Turner died he was peaceably possessed of 
the sd Tract of land whereon he lived Together with the sd Island 
& the Marsh." 
Sworn to at Boston, Tobias T Oakman 

Nov. 24*>^ 1733. ^^'"^"'^ 

(York Reg. 18-219.) 

Richard Webber testifies to the same effect, at Salem, Nov. 2f^ 
1733. (Id.) 

14 Dec, 1732; Tobias Oakman, deposes; aged 66; relative to 
" George Ingersoll who lived in Falmouth about 45 years past & 



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the said Ingersoll had also another House & Part of a saw-mill & 
part of a grist-mill up the fore River at a place called Stroudwater 
& the sd Ingersoll's dwelling house at Stroudwater did stand near 
the same place where Coll"" Westbrook's dwelling house now stands.'* 

(Id. 20-185.) 



NOTES, QUERIES, AND REPLIES, 



NOTES. 



The Double Inheritance of the Eldest 
Son. — The fact of, and the reason for, the double 
proportion of inheritance by the eldest son is 
well enough known to and observed by my 
brother conveyancers; but, in repeated instances 
falling under my observation, genealogical in- 
vestigators either disregarded, forgot, or were 
entirely ignorant of this law, with the result 
of uncertainty, doubt, or mistakes in deducing 
the proper number of heirs from recorded 
conveyances. 

To serve the convenience of the readers of 
the " Recorder," here are concise minutes of 
the legislation of Massachusetts relative thereto, 
and the limits of the operation of said law ; the 
•Acts not being always readily accessible. 

The earliest legislation seems to have been 
embodied in " An Abstract of the Laws of 
New England, as they are now estab- 
lished," {printed in London itt 1641), and was 
that enacted 10 Dec, 1641 ; "At this Court, 
the bodye of laues formerly sent forth amonge 
the ffreemen &c., was voted to stand in force, &c." 

"chap. IV. 

Of the right of Inheritance. 

§ 5. Inheritances are to descend naturally to 
the next of kin, according to the law of nature, 
delivered by God. 

§ 6. Observe, if a man have more sons than 
one, then a double portion to be assigned and 



bequeathed to the eldest son, according to the 
law of nature; unless his own demerit do deprive 
him of the dignity of his birthright." 

Province Laws, 1692-3. 

"Chapter 14: — Passed November ist. 

An Act for the Settling and DistriHition of the 
Estate of Intestates. 

One-third part of the personal estate to the 
wife of the intestate forever, besides her dower 
or thirds in the houses and lands during life . . 
and all the residue of the real and personal es- 
tate, by equal portions, to and among his chil- 
dren, and such as shall legally represent them 
(if any of them be dead) . . . except the eldest 
son then surviving (where there is no issue of 
the first-born or of any other elder son), who 
shall have two shares, or a double portion of 
the whole ; and where there are no sons, the 
daughters shall inherit as co-parceners." 

This law was continued by the Act of 9 Mch., 
1784, in full force as regards the provision under 
consideration ; it was repealed by the Act of 8 
June, 1789, and a new enactment passed, that all 
the children should share alike after the ist of 
January, 1790 ; this was continued by the Act 
of 12 Mch., 1806, until the Separation of 1820, 
and was in substance re-enacted by our Legisla- 
ture, and approved 20 Mch., 1821. 
Wm. M. Sargent, 

of the Cumberland Bar. 



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Our Earliest Courts. — Courts were held 
in both provinces (Maine and New Hampshire) 
before the division was made. There is a re- 
cord of a court in Saco in 1636* (25 Mch., 1636). 
The caption of the record of the Saco county in 
1640 calls it "The First Great and General 
Court," although there are records of courts 
four years older; but this court seems to have 
been so denominated, because it was the first 
under the charter, and probably the first term 
which was held after the judges received their 
commissions. 

Many of these ancient records are lost, and of 

those that remain it is not easy to ascertain the 

dates of some. Of the records of Lygonia . . 

I believe only three fragments remain; and there 

remain only fragments of some other records. 

* The items of these records evidently imply a 
former coui't, but I have been unable to find its record. 

From J. D. Hopkins' Address. 

Mr. Hopkins was one of the most reliable authori- 
ties in all matters historical, resulting largely from his 
painstaking labors on involved titles, who ever graced 
and adorned our Bar. His remarks upon the records 
and organization of our Courts are peculiarly perti- 
nent to this time and the aims of the Recorder. 

w. M. s. 



A Shell Heap in Falmouth.— A Shell 
Heap has been lately discovered in the town o 
Falmouth, about eight miles from Portland, near 
the celebrated " Underwood Spring." This heap 
is composed almost entirely of shells of the edi- 
ble clam, though a few bones of animals, birds, 
and fish are found among them. 

The shells are strong, and not much decayed, 
but most of them are much broken, while some 
are whole and covered with smut, as though just 
raked from the roasting fire ; they lie a few rods 
up from the tide in a little grassy cove, where 
they appear to have been dumped from a high 
knoll which must have been the camping-ground 
of the clam-eaters at least two hundred years 
ago. 

The heap is ten or twelve feet deep, about 
eight wide, and perhaps one hundred feet long, 
and covered with a black, rich soil, several inches 



thick, in which the grass grows so luxuriantly 
that the relic can be easily distinguished from 
the surrounding sward by the different appear- 
ance of the grass upon it. 

Tradition says the spring above referred to 
was known to the fishermen on the coast in the 
time of the first settlement, and that they came 
ashore for this water to supply their store on 
shipboard, because from its purity it kept better 
than other water which they could obtain; and 
the assayer verifies this saying today by his re- 
marks on analyzing it when he says it '* is unique 
among the waters of the world for its purity " ; its 
flow is estimated at no less than one hundred 
and twenty thousand gallons a day, and its tem- 
perature averages about forty-eight degrees the 
year round. Ed. 



April the 29 1775 

received of mr. ruben Colbourn the 
Sum of twelve pounds old tenner on the account 
of mr North and others which was Subscribed 
for, to by powder 

(signed) Saml Oakman. 

The above Reuben Colburn and Saml Oakman were 
of the Committee of Safety for Pittston for that year. 
The committee was composed of 

Wm Gardiner, 

Reuben Colburn, 

Henry Smith, 

Saml Oakman. 

F. W. Flitner. 



Dr. Richard Vines. — The undersigned has 
collected a large amount of original material for 
a biography of this prominent man, thrice Dep- 
uty-Governor of Maine, and would ask those 
who may have any documents or information 
relating to him to communicate to the address 
given below. 

Charles Edward Banks, m.d., 

Marine Hospital^ Chelsea^ Mass, 



Correction. — In Drake's History of Boston 
in the Appendix relating to the " Book of Pos- 
sessions," page 795, under head of " Parker 
Jane," it is said " Jane P., widow of Richard P,^ 
intending to marry, did by deed of gifts," &c. 



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Jane was not the widow of Richard^ but of 
John, "the carpenter." 

As this error misled me, it may others; so I 
deem it worth while to correct it, especially as it 
is repeated in Justin Winsor's " Introduc- 
tion," in Vol. III. of the Memorial History of 
Boston. 

I had collected some facts tending to show 
that the statement referred to is an error, but I 
found more simple proof. In the deed referred 
to (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. I., Fol. 75) she describes 
herself as "widdow;" but in a deed of the 
same land in 1656 (Ibid, Lib. II., p. 303) she 
describes herself as " now wife of Richard Tare, 
late of Boston, heretofore the widdow of John 
Parker, late of Boston," &c. J. h. d. 



Oakman. — Our oldest Register begins in 1558. 
Oakman occurs constantly in it from 1558 to 
1617; it is spelt Okeman; in 1617 Oakman for 
the first time; after that, sometimes Okeman, 
sometimes Ockeman; but in 1631 Oakman oc- 
curs, and continues with little change until it dis- 
appears entirely in the end of the eighteenth 
century. One Oakman was brought from Boyen 
Green in the Parish of Braughing in 1692, and 
buried here. Some of them, I fancy, were in 
good circumstances, as their residence, namely, 
Patmere Heath, in this Parish, is given after a 
Baptism. The oldest inhabitants of this village, 
whose ages vary from 75 to 85, do not remember 
the name. I am inclined to think the last entry 
of Oakman is the following: 1784, Apr. 17, 
buried VVm. (?) Oakman, pauper. 

Our churchwarden tells me he thinks there 
were, a short time ago, people of this name in 
Standon Parish, close to this. In 1877 I was a 
master in Sir W. St. John's middle class school, 
Battersea, Surrey, and next to the school was a 
physician by the name of Oakman. If I can 
help you further, advise me. 
W. J. Webber Jones, Curate of Alwry, Eng, 

W. M. Sargent. 



lying face down, on which is the following in- 
scription, that I think was not published in "Old 
Times," with the list from that place. 

" Here lies buried the body of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Stephens, died Mch. 27, 1747, in the G']^^ year 
of her age." T. B. Oilman. 



Means. — The headstones of two graves at 
Old Orchard Beach on the right side of the walk 
leading to the Sea Shore House, and between 
that house and the B. & M. railroad station, 
bore the following, viz. : 

In Memory of 
M^ Robert Means 
died Decem^ 29*^*^ 1769 
in the 80*^ year 
of his Age. 



In Memory of 

M^ John Means 

died March 16*^ 1776 

in the 48*^ year 

[7^1? remainder of the inscription was 
covered by sand.] 

Possibly these stones are there at this day, 
but the " march of picnickers" was sounding 
their destruction several years since. o. P. 



New England Royalls. — We have received 
from the author this very neat pamphlet, by 
Edward Doubleday Harris. It is a reprint, 
with additions from the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, and is a well writ- 
ten genealogy, showing the descendants of 
William Ryall of Casco Bay, interspersed with 
historical sketches of many early settlers of 
Maine and Massachusetts. 



Stephens. — In the older of the two cemeteries 
at Yarmouth Foreside is a broken head-stone 



Parsonsfield Centennial. — The town of 
Parsonsfield, in the county of York, was settled 
in 1772, and incorporated March 9, 1785, and 
named in honor of Col. Thomas Parsons, the 
original proprietor and settler. On the 29th of 



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August last, the citizens celebrated the one hun- 
dredth anniversary of its incorporation, when 
the good people, far and near, who had wan- 
dered in all directions from their native hearth- 
stones, came thronging home for a grand 
celebration, 

Hon. James W. Bradbury addressed them on 
the citizens of the town. Horace Piper, Esq., 



spoke of its schoolmasters, past and present. 
Dr. Joseph Ricker gave biographical sketches 
of its college graduates. Dr, James M. Buzzell 
recalled its early churches and ministers. Mr. 
Philip W. Mclntyre spoke of its lawyers. Rev. 
Loring T. Staples spoke of its physicians, and 
Mr. H. L. Staples contributed a paper on the 
mineralogy and geology of the town. 



QUERIES. 



York Reg. I., 310; This expression is used: 
"the Town of Preston alias Wells." Can any 
one explain it ? w. M. s. 



York Reg. I., 56; In a deed, 31 Dec, 1652' 
John Alcocke calls himself " Administrator of 
Thos. Brooks alias Basill Parker." This Basill 
Parker was the first Register of Deeds for a 
period of time covering entries 15 March, 1647- 
20 May, 1651, and thus signed his own name. 
In another place, in the Court Records, I no- 
ticed that he was called "Thomas Brooks." 
Will some one supply the reason for this alias ? 
It is generally understood that many intending 
emigrants being unable to procure certificates of 
their conformity from clergymen of the estab- 
lished church, shipped under assumed names, 
but they, after arrival, resumed their proper 
names ; but here is a case of concealment con- 
tinued and disclosed only after death. What 
was the motive .'* w. m. s. 



Thurston. Can any one give the full names 
and dates of the following Thurstons : Joseph, 
b. in Dedham, Mass., Sept. 13, 1640 ; m. Anne 

. Daniel, b. in Dedham, Mass., May 5, 

1646; m. Maria . John, b. in Medfield, 

Mass., Mch. 4, 1656; m. Hannah . Benja- 
min, b. in Jamaica, L. I. (probably), about 1663; 

m. Sarah . Joseph, brother of last^ b, about 

1670; m. Rebecca . Hannah, sister of last, 

m. Wright. Samuel, brother of last, m. Sarah 

. Thomas, brother of last, m. Alice . 

Joseph, b. at Hemsted, L. I., 1734; m. Phebe 

. David, b. in Uxbridge, Mass., about 1722 ; 

m. Abigail . John, b, in Rehoboth, Mass., 



May 22, 17 14; m. Saberah . James, brother 

of last, b. Sept. 3, 1718; m. Phebe . Jo- 
seph, b. in Wrentham, Mass., about 1732; m. 

. John, b. in Jamaica, L. I., Feb. 

28, 1728; m. Mary . Flavel,' brother of 

last, b. Nov. 15, 1744; m. . Jona- 
than, b. probably in Jamaica about 1742; m. 

Priscilla . James and Cyrus, brothers; 

about 1744 and 1746 each m. . Wil- 
liam, b. in Jamaica, L. I., Feb. 11, 1754; m. 

. Samuel, b. in Rushton, Pa., July 

27, 1803; m. Persing. John, b. in Shelby- 

ville, Ind., about 1802; m. Isabel . Sarah, 

b. in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 8, 1664; m. 

. Stephen, brother of last, b. Feb. 5, 

1674; m. Mary , Benjamin, b. in Newbury, 

Mass., 1705; m. Elizabeth . Moses, b. in 

Exeter or Stratham, N. H,, July 19, 1707; m. 

Sarah . Robert, brother of last, b. Feb. 25, 

1712; m. . Ezekiel and Stephen, 

brothers, b. probably in Stratham, N. H. ; about 

1732 and 1754 each m. . Paul, b. 

in Stratham, N. H., before 1750; m. Margaret 

, and his sister ITannah m. Stockbridge. 

Samuel and James, brothers, b. in Stratham or 

Bow, N. H., 1742 and 1744; m. . 

Sarah, b. in Newbury, Mass., Nov. 27, 1747; m. 

Moulton of West Newbury. Rhoda, sister 

of last, b. Jan. 14, 1766; m. Thurlow of 

Newburyport, Mass. Benjamin, b. in Leomin- 
ster, Mass., Dec, 26, 1766; m. Sally . Patty, 

b. in Epping or Exeter, N. H., about 1779; m. 

Chase. Ebenezer, of Monmouth, Maine ; 

m. about 1840 Jane , as his 2d wife. Abi- 
gail, b. in Monmouth about 1802 ; m. Fox. 

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If any one can fill the blanks in this list, or 
any one of them, they will confer a great favor 
by writing to Brown Thurston, Portland, Me. 

B. Thurston. 
97^ Exchange Si., Portland, Me. 



Mile-Stones. I have noticed three ancient 
mile-stones on the Yarmouth Foreside road, 
marking the distance from Boston, viz.: B. 3S6. 
B. 387. B. 388. Can any one inform me when 
these stones were erected, and what these num- 
bers signify ? F. B. Oilman. 



Blackstone. Josiah Skillings and Sarah 
Blackstone were married — "Recorder," Vol. 2, 
No. 3, p. 169. Can any one give me informa- 
tion concerning the parents of the above Sarah 
Blackstone } L. i. h. 



Chapman. I desire information of Joseph 
Chapman, a bricklayer, who was born Aug. 26, 
1803, near Portland, Me. ; his father was Daniel ; 
a cooper by trade; his mother's name was Ann; 
had eldest brother John, also a bricklayer, who 
went to South America; had a brother Lyman, 
and others whose names I do not know ; had a 
sister Louisa. Any information concerning this 
family will be gratefully received by L. A. c. 

Wanted: Any particulars (especially of the 
family) of Col. Nicho. Reynolds (Reynell), who 
witnessed John Parker's deed to Mary Webber, 
3 July, 1661; of Arrowsic took oath of alle- 
giance 5 Sept., 1665; owned land just west of 
Thomas Gyles; and was called by Capt. Nicho- 
las Manning, " the ffirst Justis made in these 
parts which is March 1666-67." 

Wm. M. Sargent. 



REPLIES. 



Pearse — Recorder II. 205. In communi- 
cating to Mr. Pierce some such information as 
he requests, derived from County Files, East- 
ern Claims, etc., I have had occasion to point 
out to him that the " account " of this fam- 
ily as printed at p. 241 of Johnson's " Bristol 
and Pemaquid," proves to be " not entirely reli- 
able," and will prove very misleading to others, 
if not corrected. 

Richard Pearse left eight children, as is proven 
by the heirs conveying ninths, viz. : Richard; 
John; Joseph; William; Elizabeth, m. Richard 
Fulford; George; Margaret, m. ist, Nathaniel 
Ward, 2d, Pope ; Francis. 

The above author, having omitted John alto- 
gether, makes up the nine, which he fallaciously 
concluded were called for, by adding two alleged 
daughters. W. M. s. 



Parker. Jacob Parker of Boston married 
Mary Jordan, daughter of Dominicus. Their 
" intentions " were published in Boston, January 
4, 1732. Only one of their children is men- 
tioned in the Jordan Genealogy; but they had 
four: 



1. Mary, who married Loring Gushing, the 
son of her mother's second husband by his first 
wife. She had at least four children. 

2. Sarah, b. March 4, 1734, who married 
David Strout. 

3. Dominicus Jordan Parker, generally called 
Jordan Parker. 

5. Jacob Parker. 

Jordan and Jacob settled in Georgetown (now 
Phipsburg) before 1762; Jacob married Isabella 
McCobb, and Jordan married Mary, daughter of 
Dea. George Rogers; each had two sons and ten 
daughters, whose descendants are numerous, 
and scattered throughout the country. 

The discovery of the approximate date of the 
marriage of Mary Jordan throws light upon the 
history of her father Dominicus; he, with his 
mother, brothers, and sisters, was taken prisoner 
in 1703, at Spurwink, by the Indians, and car- 
ried to Canada. He was kept there " from ten 
to thirteen years " (according to the Jordan Gen- 
ealogy), when he escaped, married Joanna Bray 
of Kittery, and returned to Spurwink in 1715. 
He had a son born in 17 15, and the author of 
the Genealogy puts Mary fourth in order among 



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his children ; this would make her birth no ear- 
lier than 1722, and that would make her only 
nine years old when she was married. It follows 
that she was the oldest of her father's children, 
and born before he returned to Spurwink in 17 15. 



He could not have been kept in Canada so long 
as ten years, but must have gone to Kittery and 
resided there some years before 17 15. I hope 
to find the date of his marriage, and other par- 
ticulars of his history. J. H. D. 



SOCIETIES. 



The Maine and Sagadahoc Historical 
Societies united in a field-day excursion Sept. 
II, down the Kennebec river to Stage Island; 
here they examined ancient remains of early 
human habitations supposed by Sullivan and 
others to be the site of Fort St. George erected 
in 1606-7 by the Popham colony, though some 
hold that this Fort was situated at Sabino, on 
the opposite side of the river. The party sailed 
from this island to Fort Popham, where they 
made further explorations, and where literary 
exercises had been arranged to take place ; but 
owing to stormy weather the day previous, some 
of the speakers were unable to be present, and 
consequently this part of the programme was 
omitted. Among those present were Rev. S. F. 
Dike, J. L. Douglass, Geo. E. Newman, P. M. 
Reed, A. A. Reed, G. M. Preble, W. W. Robin- 
son, and A. G. Page of Bath; Rev. C. F. Allen 
and A. G. Tenney of Brunswick; Rev. H. O. 
Thayer of Woolwich; H. W. Richardson of 
Portland; Dr. C. E. Banks of Chelsea, Mass., 
and Rev. Mr. Whittlesey. Many others inter- 
ested in these historical localities were expected 
to be present, but were prevented by doubtful 
weather. An interesting paper on Fort St. 
George and the Popham Settlement in 1607 was 
prepared for this occasion by Rev. Henry O. 



Thayer, and published in the Portland Adver- 
tiser Sept. II. 



Maine Genealogical Society. The regu" 
]ar quarterly meeting of this Society was held in 
Portland, Oct. 20. Donations of books and 
historical manuscripts, some of them on parch- 
ment, and quite ancient, were received from the 
following persons : Hon. R. M. Richardson, Mr. 
Wm. H. Smith, Mr. J. B. Ficket, Dr. Chas. E. 
Banks, Hon. Cyrus Woodman, Mrs. M. J. 
Moore, Mr. Henry W. Ripley, and S. M. Wat- 
son. Messrs. Daniel Goodhue, Geo. C. Burgess, 
Stephen Berry, and W. G. Soule were elected 
active members, and Prof, and Mrs. Thomas Hill 
Rich of Bates College. General Lewis Merrill 
of Philadelphia, and Mrs. M. J. Moore of Bos- 
ton were elected corresponding members of the 
Society. W. M. Sargent, Esq., read an instruc- 
tive paper on Old and New Style, and how to 
compute the difference between them. Mr. W. 
H. Smith read a touching memorial to Edward 
A. Jordan, a late member of the Society. Mr. 
John T. Hull read a paper entitled " Walks in 
the Eastern Cemetery, As this is the oldest 
" burying-ground " in the city of Portland, the 
paper was one of much historical and biograph- 
ical interest. 



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